In Conversation With Patrick Woodcock, Part I

Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 15 2014-04-11 Patrick Woodcock is a Canadian poet who employs poetry to document the suffering of humanity in war-torn countries— a kind of poetic nonfiction. (See The Voice Magazine’s review of Echo Gods and Silent Mountains: Poems, his book of poems based on his time in Iraqi Kurdistan.) Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about poetry schools, his childhood, and what pointed him towards poetry. The Surrealist Influence Patrick doesn’t place himself within any specific school of poetry, which is not to say that he feels all poetry … Continue reading In Conversation With Patrick Woodcock, Part I

Recommended Reading: Overqualified

The Mindful Bard: Books, Music, and Film to Wake Up Your Muse and Help You Change the World Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine: Volume 22 Issue 15 2014-04-11 Book: Overqualified Author: Joey Comeau Publisher: ECW Press “The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.” -Stanley J. Randall There’s something so captivating about stories told through a series of missives. Just hark back to Up the Down Staircase, an utterly engaging novel manifested in a series of inter-office memos, notes, and teacher’s reports in an inner-city high school. And who could forget … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Overqualified