Today, we’re talking about writing with André Narbonne! We’re also thrilled to feature readings from Twelve Miles to Midnight and You Were Here.


André’s short story collection, Twelve Miles to Midnight is shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed award!


You can find his recent poetry collection, You Were Here, through Flat Singles Press or locally at Biblioasis!


Today’s harmonica segment: write a poem about a childhood memory or experience. You can tweet us about it @hardcoverradio.


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We’re so excited to have Susan Holbrook on the show this week! Talking about everything from anagrams to what poetry is/ isn’t!



You can find her poetry collection, Throaty Wipes, through Coach House Books and Amazon.


Harmonica segment: Make a poem with shreds from a paper shredder! Tweet us what you find @hardcoverradio


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For women’s week and for our 99th episode, we’re interviewing Carley Schweitzer, program director at CJAM 99.1 FM!


Check out Carley’s show Everything’s No Good!


Visit for information about upcoming events, a full program schedule, and volunteer opportunities!


Today’s harmonica segment: what are you listening to right now? Tweet at us @hardcoverradio


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Today we’re talking with Louis Cabri about language, musicality, and humour in poetry!


You can check out the reading Louis mentioned, featuring Susan Holbrook and Nicole Markotic, on the event page!


Louis’s most recent collection of poetry, Posh Lust:



This episode features Louis reading his poem “Tasty… I mean — Tasty!”


Today’s Harmonica Segment: don’t forget about Poem in your Pocket day April 21st!


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We’re continuing our series for Poetry Month with poet Faizal Deen! From academia to the archives, from his published collection to Star Wars, to his new collection of poems coming out this fall, our discussion takes us through many avenues of poetic inspiration and manifestation!



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Faizal and Sabrina



Faizal’s new collection of poetry will be available through Mawenzi House this fall!



Harmonica Segment: we’d like to know if there’s been something you’ve read or found or seen lately that you’d like to write about! You can tweet us about it @hardcoverradio!



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Today we’re talking writing and Canadian Lit with Amilcar (AJ) Nogueira, who is the student writer-in-residence at the University of Windsor!


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Let us know which Canadian authors you’re reading @hardcoverradio!


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Today we’re talking poetry with Windsor writer Mary Ann Mulhern!



Mary Ann Mulhern with Rob Stewart, Grant Monroe and Percy Hatfield in wonderful Biblioasis.


You can read more about Mary Ann and her work at Black Moss Press.


This week’s Harmonica Segment: write a poem based on a news headline and share with us @hardcoverradio!


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This week we’re thinking about universities and colleges! Where did higher education come from and what role does it play in today’s society? 


Would you like a degree in adventure?




For Windsor Students:

If you’re a student at the University of Windsor, check out the Events calendar or UWinsdsor facebook page for happenings on campus!

Lots happening in Windsor as well! From Riverside festivals to craft fairs to farmers’ markets you can find details on the Windsorite page!

All you need to know about MLA formatting for those English papers! The Writing Desk at the Leddy library has resources on all kinds of academic writing at the University.

If you’re an international student, check out the UWindsor International Students page!


CJAM lives in the basement of the University of Windsor. It’s great to be a part of a campus community! If you’d like to volunteer with radio programming, you can contact them through their website. ‘Cause community radio is awesome!




Some suggest that the campus novel is nearing retirement age. What do you think?



Today’s Harmonica Segment: What do you think about university? Relevant, necessary, pretentious, enriching? You can tweet your thoughts to us @hardcoverradio!


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