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… Continue Reading “I Never Used to Write About Anything Close to Home”: An Interview with Chris Bailey
Our authors have reading resolutions—lots of them. From finally finishing a certain book to reading more diversely and drinking more Champagne, here are Invisible authors’ reading goals for 2020: Anna Leventhal, author of Sweet Affliction: My 2020 resolution is to read more nonfiction, which I recently realized I don’t do nearly enough of (my 2019… Continue Reading 2020 Reading Resolutions
On Seeking External ValidationBy Terese Mason Pierre In 2003, my parents moved us from our relatively comfortable lives in Mississauga to Grenada for my father’s job with the Caribbean bank. It was a world that was supposed to be familiar (my parents are Grenadian), but wasn’t. It was here that I started writing, at the… Continue Reading On Seeking External Validation
Photo credits: Orville Peck by Samuel Engelking & Haviah Might by Yung Yemi by Del Cowie, Invisible’s intrepid Bibliophonic editor Here it is: the second annual Bibliophonic compilation of Canadian music writing. Expanding from last year’s 33 to a Top 40, this year’s list includes pieces about emerging and established musicians, long form pieces about… Continue Reading Best Canadian Music Writing 2019
If, in the near future, you were to purchase a copy of The Utility of Boredom, and if, let’s say, you or someone you know already owned a copy of same, purchased at some point between now and back in April of 2016, when the book was initially published, and if you were to open… Continue Reading Rewriting History: Why I made a minor, tiny, virtually insignificant change to The Utility of Boredom
Good news, Bibliophonic fans! It’s not a new book (yet), but this December we’re releasing an updated edition of our perennial bestseller NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s seminal album Wrong. There’s a whole extra chapter by Mark Black that, in our humble opinion, really brings the book full circle… Continue Reading NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere’s second take
We’re marking down all our books, from Nov 29 to Dec 31, to $12. Why? We’re celebrating December. December is the twelfth month. Twelve is a nice even number. There are twelve days of Christmas, hours on a clock face, members in a jury. And we’re too lazy to set up a Black Friday sale… Continue Reading Twelve dollar books: it’s our annual holiday sale!
Invisible Publishing is seeking stories from PEC-based wine producers to be published in a future anthology. We’re interested in winery origin stories: tell us why you started, your standout memories from the early years, and what keeps you going. Submissions can me made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; questions can be sent to the same email address.… Continue Reading Calling all PEC winemakers!
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… Continue Reading “It is Not Enough to Merely Bear Witness to the Conditions of the World”: An Interview with Abdullah Shihipar
As I write this, I have two plump squashes in my garden still clinging onto their stems. I plan to harvest them tomorrow and enjoy a good stew out of them this week. I’m terribly excited for this plan of mine. Until then, I’ll let these two beauties be outside among their now-dead blossoms, cherry… Continue Reading What Doesn’t Show Up Still Counts