The Small Machine Talks Podcast, Episode 24

Dear AngelHousePress Friends,

It’s a busy time for the press, but we managed to sneek in an episode of The Small Machine Talks after a 6-week break.

In this episode a.m.kozak and i drink Scotch while discussing the raw and feisty poetry of Liz Worth, the intriguing repetitions and compulsions in Kate Hargreave’s Leak, recent poetry [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks Interviews Faizal Deen

Dear AngelHousePress friends,
the latest episode of The Small Machine Talks interviews the fascinating poet, Faizal Deen. If you want to know about how poetry and tennis are similar, about the role of the hippogriff and fairy tales in queer culture, about Canadianness and the Diaspora, you must listen.

show notes:

Faizal Deen is the author of [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks Episode 22

Dear AngelHousePress Friends,

In the latest episode of the Small Machine Talks, we speak of foxes, Nietzche, veggie burgers, John Ashbery, comedy, poetry and performance. We also report on various literary and spoken word events we’ve attended, art installations, current reads and upcoming events, new magazines and calls for submission.

For a blow-by-blow with links, please visit: [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks Interviews Joe Ianni

Dear Friends and Contributors,

Here’s the latest episode of the Small Machine Talks in which we interview Joseph Ianni, Toronto poet and organizer of the series Facilitate. We have a great conversation about performance, the space between audience and performer/reader and the various ways in which we can include others.

To listen, please go to

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The Small Machine Talks interviews Ottawa’s poet laureate

Dear AngelHouse Friends and Contributors,

a.m. kozak and I had an inspiring conversation with Ottawa’s new poet laureate, Jamaal Jackson Rogers. Please listen to it here:

The Small Machine Talks Episode 20
Recorded Sunday, July 30, 2017
w/ a.m. kozak, Amanda Earl and special guest Jamaal Jackson Rogers

We have an inspiring conversation with Ottawa’s poet laureate, recording/performance [ … ]

AngelHousePress: The Small Machine Talks Episode 19

Dear Friends of AngelHousePress,
I’m pleased to present episode 19 of the Small Machine Talks.
The Small  Machine Talks Episode 19
with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl
Recorded on Sunday, July 30, 2017

1. Recent Events

Aaron and Amanda both missed Tree’s Hot Ottawa Voices, but Amanda went to
Sawdust and enjoyed the sweetness of the [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks – 1 year anniversary episode

The Small Machine Talks Podcast #18

1st year anniversary/ottawa small press book fair episode, Saturday, June 24, 2017

recorded Monday, June 26, 2017

a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl

To listen to the episode, click here.

in which we toast the anniversary with a delicious Scotch and wish for sponsorship. We discuss the year’s highlights. We talk about Aaron’s interview with [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 17

This month’s episode of the Small Machine Talks with a.m. kozak and yrs truly talks about house readings vs more public readings, curating events outside your home city, great poetry books from Book Thug, Coach House, McLelland and Stewart, Biblioasis, the list poem, poetry accessibility and a host of other topics related in some way [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks interviews Klara du Plessis

The Small Machine Talks interviews Montreal poet and editor, Klara du Plessis.

Klara du Plessis is a poet and critic. Her chapbook, Wax Lyrical, was released from Anstruther Press, 2015, and a full-length collection of multilingual poems is forthcoming from Palimpsest Press. She curates the monthly, Montreal-based Resonance Reading Series, writes reviews for Broken Pencil Magazine, [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks – VERSeFest special – Episode 14

Dear friends,
Please listen to the VERSeFest special episode of the Small Machine Talks in which we interview Canadian (and an American) poets Jamaal Jackson Rogers, Stephen Collis, Chris Johnson, bill bissett, Paisley Rekdal, Brandon Wint, Ben Ladouceur, Eva HD, Michael Dennis, Kayla Czaga.
and further info:

yr fallen angel,
Amanda Earl

Interview with poet, feminist, lawyer, Natalie Hanna

Dear friends,

here’s the latest episode in the Small Machine Talks in which we interview Ottawa poet, feminist, lawyer Natalie Hanna.

Natalie has some fascinating things to say about the merging of politics with poetry, about writing for oneself and she even breaks briefly into song. It’s a great interview. I hope you tune in.

for a full [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 6 – Interview with dalton derkson

Please tune in to episode 6 of The Small Machine Talks, a podcast that explores the poetry scene in Central Canada & beyond, hosted by Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak

in this episode Amanda interviews dalton derkson.

at the ClockTower Pub before his featured reading at the In/Words Reading Series on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 (25 minutes)


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The Small Machine Talks, Episode 5

AngelHousePress presents Episode 5 of “The Small Machine Talks,” a podcast that explores the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond, co-hosted by Amanda Earl and a.m.kozak.

a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl discuss recent and upcoming poetry events, events they would have liked to have attended, pataphysics, glitch poetry, glitch hop, accessibility in poetry, interactive art [ … ]

100th episode of PoemTalk—a retrospective

Today we are releasing PoemTalk episode #100—a retrospective discussion in which seven poet-critics (previous PoemTalkers themselves) each choose two episodes for further comment and reconsideration.

PoemTalk, begun in 2007, has been and continues to be a collaboration of PennSound, the Kelly Writers House, and the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW) at Penn—and [ … ]

Province of Numb Errs // available from BlazeVOX [books]

// new book is available for pre-order, Province of Numb Errs, from BlazeVOX [books]:

// huge thank-you to Geoffrey Gatza whose generosity in support of poetry seems to have no bounds, + Michael Farrell, Ruth Lepson, and Tyrone Williams for their kind and thoughtful commentary.

// please do consider purchasing a copy direct from the publisher.

// [ … ]

HuffPost Video Reading Series

The latest installment of the HuffPost Video Reading Series is back, featuring Susan Lewis, Claudia Keelan, Kathleen Ossip, Janice Lee, and Hadara Bar-Nadav. Curated by Anis Shivani.

new PoemTalk out now – Howe, Morris & Kuhl on W. Stevens

Today we are releasing episode 83 of the podcast series “PoemTalk”—a discussion of a late meta-poem by Wallace Stevens, “The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain,” with Susan Howe, Dee Morris & Nancy Kuhl.

PoemTalk is cosponsored by PennSound, the Kelly Writers House and the Poetry Foundation. [ … ]

Poet as Radio: Melissa Eleftherion on June1

This Sunday, June 1, Melissa Eleftherion joins us live in the studio and will read from/discuss her chapbooks huminsect (dancing girl press) and prism maps (dusie kollektiv). Tune in at 11:30am-12:30pm PT at – SF Community Radio.
Melissa Eleftherion grew up in Brooklyn. She is the author of huminsect (dancing girl press), prism maps [ … ]