This review was written by R.D. Girvan and appeared in The Spruce Grove Examiner. 13, by Alexis Kienlen 13, Alexis Kienlen, Frontenac House Ltd., 2011, ISBN: 978-1-897181-53-9 Reviewed by: R.D. Girvan Originally Published in The Spruce Grove Examiner, October 2012 I was introduced to Alexis Kienlen, poet, fiction writer, editor and journalist, when she appeared as […]
On January 4, I did an interview with Rob Williams on CTV Morning Live Edmonton. I had to get up very early and then drive across town. We’d had freezing rain the night before and the roads were treacherous. Fortunately, the studio gives its guests a very early call time, so it didn’t matter that […]
One thing they don’t tell you is that publishing a book makes you a little bit insane. I was completely unprepared for this when I published my first book in 2007. I cried several times before I held the book in my hand, and probably cried once or twice after I had the finished product. […]
The interview I taped with CTV Saskatoon Live will be running tomorrow, Tuesday Nov. 29, at 8:17 a.m. in Saskatchewan. I have a poem called “why i don’t say i’m white” in an anthology called “Other voices- writing by mixed race women.” The book was reviewed and given a stellar review. The reviewer also referred […]
Will Johnson, writer at the Ubyssey in Vancouver, was kind enough to do a piece on fellow Frontenac poet Nikki Reimer and I, as a lead up to our Vancouver reading. He chose to focus on the depression theme in “13”.” Depression is not the only theme in the book, but everyone has a different […]
I did my Edmonton reading on the day of a snowstorm. There were dozens of cancellations, which was disappointing. I was very touched by the 30 or so people who managed to make it out to hear me read with Tim Bowling. It was also an honour to read with Tim because I loved his […]
The tour kicked off with my first reading at a new reading series in Saskatoon. ( I decided to start the “13” tour on November 13. This was a conscious decision.) “Tonight it’s poetry” is a new weekly reading series held every Sunday night at Lydia’s Pub. They specialize in slam poetry, which I don’t […]
The new book, “13” is out, and can be found on amazon.ca or mcnallyrobinson.com. You can also order it at your local independent bookstore. My tour starts next week.