Episode 6: Sonja Greckol, a conversation
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by catherine owen
2w ago
In which I chat about podcast and text recommendations amid my minor grimness then, after an author bio and book intro, interview the spunky and brilliant Sonja from Toronto. She reads two segments from her long Mobius poem (in Monitoring Station), and we rap about gardening, science, grandparenting, community composition, reading voraciously, translation and the pandemic. It’s full of laughs! Truly. Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 4: Brian Brett, a wild homage.
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by catherine owen
1M ago
With bio, memories, bits n pieces, personal encounters, prose and two poems, one recited by him and one by me. And first, I rant and rave about anthology editors, the need for higher paying review jobs, and why we need to always be renewing our risk relationship to our art. Enjoy! And rest in fierceness Brian ..read more
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Episode 2: Spotlight Homage on Jay Macpherson
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by catherine owen
1M ago
1931-2012. Intro on blurbs and Plath. Then Macpherson’s bio, a bit from Tanis MacDonald on finding her plaque and house, obit, scholarly stuff, the Frye School, Atwood remembers and before and after I read two of her poems then at the end (following a random ad!) you can hear Jay herself reading Whale from 1957’s The Boatman. Enjoy ..read more
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Season Ten: Episode 1. Happy 2024. I talk Best Canadian poetry anthologies.
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by catherine owen
1M ago
Mostly 2010 (edited by Lorna Crozier) vs 2024 (selected by Bardia Sinaee). I include review excerpts, comparisons and contrasts relating to intros, formats, bios, notes, style etc and end by reading my poem White Sale from 2010 and Carolyn Smart’s piece Ashes from 2024. My raspy cold-gritty voice goes in and out of rough but at least I don’t cough! Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 17: An Icelandic fly, the tale of a trailer park and a poem by me
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by catherine owen
4M ago
Called Turning Back. The profiteering government/aka the dangers of high winds forced the evacuation of a trailer park in 2021-22 in Laugarvatn. What’s left? I find a nest. Recite a creek lyric. I heard a fly buzz when I did not yet die. Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 16: The Women’s Strike in Iceland and two fisherwomen from the 1700s
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by catherine owen
4M ago
One a poet called Latra-Bjorg with a quatrain (1716) and a bit of a song plus the start of a talk about her and the former a famous worker of the sea known as Thurithur (1750) with a minute of a lecture on her. Plus an overview of the strike yesterday and the need for equality and respect and freedom from fear so we can live fully and create. Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 15: Interview with Alda from Gullkistan Artist Residency
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by catherine owen
4M ago
In which, post our art presentation, in two parts she speaks of the residency, her own history as an artist, feminism, the way artists are treated in Iceland and how she learned poetry. First she recites a bit of Thaw Wind by Stephan G Stephansson and then at the end a short piece from a slim pink book by a young poet called Solveig Thoroddson. Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 14: A poet in Iceland and Moskvit and Volcanism
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by catherine owen
4M ago
A poem by Jonas Thorbjarnarson but first a clip from the song Human Error by Moskvit whom I danced to last night and a chat about things I’ve noticed in Iceland about language, driving and attitude. Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 13: A poet in Iceland’s daily routine and a poem by Rachel Jamison Webster
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by catherine owen
4M ago
Called Wintering. She’s an American poet who was in residency at Gullkistan and whose book I found here! Plus what I do every day. And the rain. Enjoy ..read more
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Episode 12: A poet in Iceland with a tragic lyric and a rawlings on jokklar
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by catherine owen
4M ago
I talk about my day trip to Vik and Skogafoss and first play a recording of a 1750-1800 song about Hella and her drowned child, then read from a piece about Icelandic poetry as it relates to nationhood, and then end with a rawlings teaching us Icelandic by using the word for glacier. Enjoy ..read more
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