The Open Issue

Fall 2007. Vol. 30 No.2

Toronto poet Steve McOrmond talks about his newest collection, Primer on the Hereafter, and the impact of poetry on his life. Winnipeg’s versatile Charlene Diehl, performance Poet, jazz journalist, musician and Artistic Director of Thin Air: Winnipeg’s International Writers Festival opens up about her performance, music, her experiences of loss and the importance of poetry.