This week on Writers Unbound, Old Poems in a New Light, with poets Jason Camlot and Gillian Sze. Jason finds inspiration in Victorian prose, limericks, Leonard Cohen, and a couple of guinea pigs, while Gillian’s work reproduces, in English, the spaces and silences of 8th-century Chinese verse. We’ll also have recommendations of poetry for adults and children from Drawn & Quarterly, the Mile End bookstore.
Invité(es) : Jason Camlot Gillian Sze Kennedy Rooke, Manager, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore Mariana Moreno Caro, Store Coordinator, Drawn & Quarterly Bookstore
Presented by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, Writers Unbound is a series highlighting the best of Montreal’s local literary community. Developed in partnership with the Quebec Writers’ Federation, the show pairs two writers in conversation with host Shelley Pomerance, inviting them to reflect on their work and on what inspires them. Each episode also includes thematic book recommendations by local booksellers Librairie Drawn & Quarterly.
An arts journalist and host, Shelley Pomerance has been an associate programming director with Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival and was a longtime presence on CBC Radio as a host and arts reporter.