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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”… Continue Reading Asking Many, Many Questions: An Interview with Yilin Wang

My Body Still Feels Like a Volcano: Jane Shi on Taking Ourselves Seriously

It’s May and the heat and rain shroud my body in a confused cloud. I’m cat-sitting this beautiful fluffy grey boy and I’m lounging in a big apartment in yet another gentrified Vancouver neighbourhood. Outside, glass condos glow pleasantly over the din of brewery beards, afternoon baby strollers, and barking dogs. Cat-sitting is an excellent… Continue Reading My Body Still Feels Like a Volcano: Jane Shi on Taking Ourselves Seriously

Monstrosity and Motherhood: An Interview with Amy LeBlanc

Amy LeBlanc, poet, writer, and editor talks monstrosity, fairy tales, and poetry with Invisiblog guest editor, Shazia Hafiz Ramji. Shazia Hafiz Ramji: How does it feel to have your poetry published in chapbook form? Amy LeBlanc: I’m always ecstatic when I see my work in print or online, but there’s something so nice about having… Continue Reading Monstrosity and Motherhood: An Interview with Amy LeBlanc

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

The MFA Voice™ by Adrian De Leon

Before I learned the ins and outs of the clusterfuck that is Canadian literature, I had to master the art of The MFA Voice™.⁠1 Imagine uttering your lines through the back of a breathy fan. Augment the aesthetic with thick denim, bushy hair, ornate glasses, and a faux-knitted beanie—anything to further absorb any soundwaves escaping… Continue Reading The MFA Voice™ by Adrian De Leon

On Memory, Memoir, and Ghosts by Megan Cole

Overwhelmed by panic, I bolt out of bed. The covers are thrown to the side and even though moments earlier I was asleep, I stand at the foot of my bed, next to the dresser clutching my chest with my right hand. What made me panic? Was I dreaming about him again? My ex. My… Continue Reading On Memory, Memoir, and Ghosts by Megan Cole

Invisible @ BKBF & WOTS

Every couple years the stars align (or cross…) and the Brooklyn Book Festival and Word on the Street Toronto fall on the same September Sunday. This year, on Sunday Sept 22, you’ll find us in two places at once: Word on the Street Toronto Harbourfront Centre10am – 5pmBooth #215Andrew Forbes is reading at WOTS this… Continue Reading Invisible @ BKBF & WOTS

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:… Continue Reading Beast Jaws Possess Power: An Interview with Conyer Clayton

Writing Through Pain by Anita Kushwaha

Ten years ago, my life changed unexpectedly. I lost someone very close to me to depression and suicide. From the moment that I found out about their passing, a burden of pain settled upon me, larger than anything I had experienced before or since. In time, although not right away, I turned to writing, as… Continue Reading Writing Through Pain by Anita Kushwaha

Nine Books about Trees

With apologies for all the bug bites, we hope that wherever you are, you’re able to spend some time among the trees, which we here at Invisible consider one of the best places to sit and relax with a good book. Treed: Walking in Canada’s Urban Forests, by Ariel Gordon (Wolsak & Wynn) With intimacy… Continue Reading Nine Books about Trees