A few days late, but here’s our Women’s Day episode, featuring interviews of mystery writer Jayne Self and poet-professor Dr. Susan Holbrook!
Our episode title, “Time Worn Wings”, is an anagram of “Womens Writing”.
In poetry, there’s room for ambiguity, indeterminacy, and raw expression!
John Green on Sylvia Plath:
Some of the greats: Jane Austen, Emily Dickinson, Virginia Woolf, Harper Lee, Maya Angelou, and Sylvia Plath.
“Adventure Time” characters in both of their manifestations: Fionna and Cake, and Finn and Jake!
Read more about Marvel’s re-imagining of Thor as a woman:
J.K. Rowling and Suzanne Collins have done really well in their respective genres: young adult, fantasy, and dystopian fiction. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series have both been adapted into film, and continue to enchant and engage readers of all ages.
The HMS Malignant inspired Jayne’s award winning novel, Murder in Hum Harbour, as well as the name for Malignant Cove!
Some writers who have influenced Jayne: NJ Linquest, Linda Hall, Denise O’Leary, Dorthy Donne, Diana Gabaldon
“Write Canada is Canada’s largest annual Christian writers’ conference. Join 200 authors, journalists, columnists, bloggers, and poets and hone your craft at this three-day conference. June 11-13, 2015.” (from the Write Canada website)
Speaking of murder mysteries…Agatha Christie is the master of the whodunnit!
Margaret Atwood’s Maddaddam trilogy is being adapted into a TV series (spoiler alert!):
Her book of poetry, Joy is So Exhausting
Look out for her new book, to be released in 2016. Thanks for being a part of the show, Susan!
Anagram of “Susan Holbrook”: “Shoals Book Run”
* Apologies: there was supposed to be an extended interview here, but due to technical difficulties, we can’t post it at this time…
A fascinating interview with Sylvia Plath:
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