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Category Archives: Interviews

“It’s The Sort of Story That I Want to be Creating”: An Interview with Nedda Sarshar

Toronto-based writer and filmmaker Nedda Sarshar speaks with InvisiBlog’s guest editor Amanda Ghazale Aziz on figuring out what format works best for each story, learning how to write scripts, and working on documentaries. Amanda Ghazale Aziz: The fact that most writers write beyond one genre and form is obvious, but it’s something I’ve been interested […]

“I Never Used to Write About Anything Close to Home”: An Interview with Chris Bailey

Poet, fisherman, and author of What Your Hands Have Done (Nightwood Editions, 2018) Chris Bailey speaks with Invisiblog guest editor Amanda Ghazale Aziz about obligations, family, and writing in second person. Amanda Ghazale Aziz: How was the move back to Prince Edward Island? Chris Bailey: It’s always strange coming back. I remember hearing it takes […]

“It is Not Enough to Merely Bear Witness to the Conditions of the World”: An Interview with Abdullah Shihipar

Providence-based writer and researcher Abdullah Shihipar talks ever-changing relationships to writing, community organizing, and working in multiple genres with InvisiBlog’s guest editor Amanda Ghazale Aziz.Amanda Ghazale Aziz: You were a writer before you were an organizer— you’ve mentioned to me before that writing took a backseat during the years you were the president of the […]

Asking Many, Many Questions: An Interview with Yilin Wang

Yilin Wang, poet, writer, and editor talks #RacisminCanLit, Wuxia, and writing-life balance with Invisiblog guest editor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Shazia Hafiz Ramji: What are you working on right now? Yilin Wang: I’m currently writing a fantasy novel. It’s inspired by a Chinese fiction genre known as wuxia, which is commonly translated into “martial arts fiction” […]

To Live in the Texture of a Thing: An Interview with Jason Purcell, poet and co-founder of Glass Bookshop

Jason Purcell, co-founder of Glass Bookshop talks poetry, life, and the texture of things with Invisiblog guest editor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Shazia Hafiz Ramji: Jason, how long did it take you to write A Place More Hospitable? Jason Purcell: These poems started during the writing of my MA thesis, in which was exploring similar themes: […]

Beast Jaws Possess Power: An Interview with Conyer Clayton

Conyer Clayton talks trauma, grief, beasts, and poetry with Invisiblog guest editor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Shazia Hafiz Ramji: How did you arrive at the title, Trust Only the Beasts in the Water? Conyer Clayton: The title comes from a line in the poem “Related.” I wanted to capture the feeling that runs through this collection: […]