In April, 2013, I happened to catch (thanks to Sarah Mangold) the website for the NPM Daily, and absolutely loved the short essays presented on a variety of subjects surrounding the nebulous idea of “on writing.” I would highly recommend you wander through the NPM Daily site to see the pieces posted there.
After reading through a number of the pieces, I decided to respond by curating an occasional series of the same over at the ottawa poetry newsletter blog, and have since solicited and posted nearly two dozen short essays. Given the nature of the site, I’d initially focused on current or former residents of the City of Ottawa, but have been slowly opening the series to include authors from further afield. A number of the pieces have been quite astounding. Just who might be next?
Forthcoming: Eric Folsom + Rob Thomas;
On Writing #17 : Edward Smallfield : poetics as space
On Writing #16 : Sonia Saikaley : Writing Before Dawn to Answer a Curious Calling
On Writing #15 : Roland Prevost : Ink / Here
On Writing #14 : Aaron Tucker : On Writing
On Writing #13 : Sean Johnston : On Writing
On Writing #12 : Ken Sparling : From some notes for a writing workshop
On Writing #11 : Abby Paige : On the Invention of Language
On Writing #10 : Adam Thomlison : On writing less
On Writing #9 : Christian McPherson : On Writing
On Writing #8 : Colin Morton : On Writing
On Writing #7 : Pearl Pirie : Use of Writing
On Writing #6 : Faizel Deen : Summer, Ottawa. 2013.
On Writing #5 : Michael Dennis : Who knew?
On Writing #4 : Michael Blouin : On Process
On Writing #3 : rob mclennan : On writing (and not writing)
On Writing #2 : Amanda Earl : Community
On Writing #1 : Anita Dolman : A little less inspiration, please (Or, What ever happened to patrons, anyway?)