Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Licking Stamps

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It is Friday and like the city, I am under a very particular and dreary weather. Among other things, my throat is rather scratchy so today I'm going to mail it in and let others do the talking for me.

First, are you 23 or under? Do you want to write poems? If so, you need to read Kent Johnson's "33 Rules of Poetry for Poets 23 and Under". It is also worth reading for those of you who have at one time been 23 or under and/or have wanted at some point to write poems.

Here is one person who was 23 or under once and now writes poems: Ben Lerner. And here he is reading a very listenable poem on the Brick podcast.

And finally, with little to no segue, here he is talking to some people about some ideas:

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Andrew Faulkner

Andrew Faulkner co-curates The Emergency Response Unit, a chapbook press. His first book, Need Machine, was published by Coach House Books in April 2013. He lives in Toronto.

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