blog on blog redux
After my original "blog on blog" post, I thought it would be interesting to provide a longer list, an update of various Canadian writers that I'm aware of, that seem to have on-line presences through blogs:
Ralph Alfonso (Vancouver), Karla Andrich (Winnipeg), Jonathan Ball (Calgary), Gary Barwin (Hamilton ON), poet/editor derek beaulieu (Calgary), Jacques Benoit (Edmonton), poet/critic Gregory Betts (St. Catharine's ON), Michael Blouin (Oxford Mills ON), Alex Boyd (Toronto), Rob Budde (Prince George BC), Brian Campbell (Montreal), J.R. Carpenter (Montreal), Lauren Carter (Orillia ON), Jason Christie (Calgary), Karen Connelly (Toronto), Jason Dickson (London ON), Denielle (Prince George BC), Kristina Drake (Montreal QC), Steven R. Duncan (Vancouver), Bywords editor Amanda Earl & one of her many other blogs (Ottawa), Chris Ewart (Calgary), Jon Paul Fiorentino (Montreal), ryan fitzpatrick (Calgary), Abigail Friedman (QC), Corey Frost (Montreal/New York), former Ottawa resident Laurie Fuhr (Calgary), Peter Garner (Montreal), William Gibson (Vancouver), Terry Glavin (Vancouver), Jude Goodwin (Squamish BC), Ariel Gordon & her other one (Winnipeg), Heidi Greco (South Surrey BC), Alison Gresik (Ottawa), b stephen harding (Ottawa), Jill Hartman (Calgary), Nienke Hinton (Toronto), Nalo Hopkinson (Toronto), James Horner (Vancouver), Weldon Hunter (Vancouver), Chris Hutchinson (Vancouver), Jan Lars Jensen (Nova Scotia), Ken Kowal (Winnipeg), Dawn Kresan (Windsor/Kingsville ON), Claude Lalumiere (Montreal), Jennifer LoveGrove (Toronto), Colin Martin (Calgary), Ashok Mathur (Vancouver), Rhona McAdam (Victoria), Marcus McCann (Ottawa), Ami McKay (Scots Bay NS), Max Middle (Ottawa), "mompoet" (Port Moody BC), Nathaniel G. Moore (Toronto), Jennifer Mulligan (Ottawa/Gatineau), Jim Munro (Toronto), George Murray (now in St. Johns NFLD), Erin Noteboom (Waterloo ON), former Ottawa resident Wanda O'Connor (Montreal), Pearl Pirie (Ottawa), Emily Pohl-Weary (Toronto), Karen (K.I.) Press (Winnipeg), ross priddle (Medicine Hat AB), expat Sina Queyras (New York), Lou Reeves (Ottawa), Harold Rhenisch & another one (150 Mile House BC), D.C. Reid (Victoria), nikki reimer (Vancouver), Stuart Ross (Toronto), Mari-Lou Rowley (Vancouver/Saskatoon), Maria Scala (Scarborough ON), Jordan Scott (Coquitlam BC/Calgary), kevin Spenst (Vancouver), Jeremy Stewart (Prince George BC), writer Kate Sutherland (Toronto), Vincent Tinguely (Montreal), Lindsay Tipping (Vancouver), Sherwin Tjia (Montreal), Mark Truscott & his newer blog (Toronto), Diane Tucker (Vancouver), Kellie Underhill (Sackville NB), unknown (Toronto), Paul Vermeersch (Toronto), Aaron Vidaver (Vancouver), Rachna Vohra (Montreal), Bernadette Wagner (Regina), Nathalie Walschots (Calgary), Thomas Wharton (Edmonton), Ian Whistle (Nepean ON/Winnipeg), Zoe Whittall (Toronto), Shawnda Wilson (Montreal), Michael Winter (Toronto/Newfoundland), Dwight Williams, & another one (Ottawa), Julia Williams (Calgary),
Then there are collaborative ones, including the one Ariel Gordon, Bren Simmers & others keep, as well as this one (when does Gordon find time to do anything else?) or this one, by folk I don't seem to know, and this other one by folk I don't know, Kitabkhana; there are the geographically-related collaborative blogs, including the one Rob Budde plays about in his northern British Columbia, The Calgary Blow-Out, or trans-cribing Canada, the Winnipeg Words, this other one from Calgary, or my own attempts through the ottawa poetry newsletter. Vancouver writer/editor Wayde Compton keeps one with others, on his Hogan's Alley Project, working to celebrate the early histories of the black community in Vancouver. Apparently Toronto poet and ECW Press editor Michael Holmes has started one for mostly ECW business; The Mercury Press also has one for notices, & kemeny babineau's Laurel Reed Books has one, and Jay MillAr's BookThug as well (& then all the others on my sidebar that I just haven't mentioned...). Why does Toronto lad Nathaniel G. Moore need one, two, three, four blogs? There's even a writers retreat with a blog, & then of course the blog for the late Montreal poet Irving Layton...
There are all the Canadians living abroad, working their own variations, including Sina Queyras (Toronto/Montreal) and Corey Frost & his other one (Montreal) wandering New York, Andy Quan (Vancouver) in Australia, or Todd Swift (Montreal), Frances Kruk (Calgary), Richard Rathwell (Ottawa/Vancouver) and John Stiles (Nova Scotia), currently living in England, or poet Neile Graham in Seattle.; what else?
The ones on my sidebar are, for now, the essentials, that I (mostly) visit every day, including John Macdonald's essential Ottawa blog, Queyras', Kate Sutherland's and Jessica Smith's, among others.
I will update this every so, when I hear about others.