Good Reads from Prince Edward County

To help celebrate the success of Don’t Honk Twice: A Prince Edward County Anthology (we’ve already reprinted!), we put together a complementary reading list for your enjoyment. Here are some good reads from the County! The Al Purdy A-Frame Anthology, edited by Paul Vermeersch, with an introduction by Dennis Lee (Harbour Publishing) From the publisher: […]

Poems Find Their Way Out or They Don’t: An Interview with Geoffrey Nilson

Geoffrey Nilson, publisher of pagefiftyone – a brand new poetry micro-press dedicated to print culture – talks publishing, Internet vs. print, music, and chill, with Invisiblog guest editor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji Shazia Hafiz Ramji: Geoff, you’ve started a press. Tell us about it.  Geoffrey Nilson: pagefiftyone is a poetry micro-press dedicated to print culture. The […]

Invisiblog Guest Contributors Reading List

In spring 2018, we rebooted our Invisiblog to focus on contributions from a variety of voices, curated by guest editors. We gave this space over to the editors and writers, and the resulting magic they’ve all created has left us happy, inspired, and optimistic. We decided to create a reading list of all the published […]

A week in indie publishing: meetings, meetings, meetings

There’s a lot of mystery around what publishing is/how it works/what publishers do. This is the first post in what we hope will be a somewhat regular series of publishing diary entries by our intrepid publisher, Leigh Nash, in an effort to share what the making of books is really like… Monday: Via train into […]

Be Your Own Favourite Poet: An Interview with Khashayar Mohammadi, author of Dear Kestrel

Shazia Hafiz Ramji: How did you arrive at the title of your chapbook, Dear Kestrel? Khashayar Mohammadi: A few years ago, during a very rough time in my life, I started writing small prose-poems addressed to my dear friend Ke, whom this book is dedicated to. I started every piece with “Dear Kestrel,” and after […]

Voice and Character Peeing in Adjacent Stalls: An Interview with Dina Del Bucchia, author of It’s a Big Deal!

Dina Del Bucchia needs no introduction. She is the lifeblood of poetry across the country. She is the flora in every Mazzy Star track. She is your slumber party bff and that distinctive, funny voice on Can’t Lit, a podcast, which she co-hosts with Jen Sookfong-Lee. In this interview, Del Bucchia chats with Invisiblog guest […]

Contest: Win Lands and Forests by Andrew Forbes

“Andrew Forbes’ Lands and Forests shows us what the short story was made to do: delight us, surprise us, and prompt us to more fully recognize ourselves.” Johanna Skibsrud, Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author of The Sentimentalists We’re giving away Lands and Forests, the second short story collection by Andrew Forbes! Here’s how to enter for […]

The Search for Ziggy Nowicki by Cole Nowicki

The Search for Ziggy Nowicki by Cole Nowicki Zigmund Nowicki disappeared in 1961. I didn’t know Zigmund Nowicki existed until 2018. A great uncle whose name I’d never heard until a chance utterance around the dinner table while visiting Grande Prairie for my younger brother’s highschool graduation. Oh, Ziggy? Grandpa had another brother. Where is […]

Books in Translation

“You don’t learn something for yourself by translating from another language …  Instead, you give yourself; you offer yourself over to something… If you’re lucky, you come back to report on the text and experience; you hope to find someone to share it with. In this, I’ve been lucky!” – Erín Moure on translating texts […]