Paul Yee

Justice Aesthetics: Paul Yee on A Superior Man

By Larissa Lai / April 3, 2016 /

For this piece, Larissa threw three terms at me: justice, aesthetics, and writerly insurgency. I liked the last term best because its synonyms are brave: dissent, insurrection, revolt, uprising. However,…

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Ken Belford

Ken Belford: Slick Reckoning

By Larissa Lai / February 10, 2016 /

Ken Belford was born in DeBolt, Alberta, and grew up in East Vancouver. As a young man, he worked on the log booms of the BC lower mainland, and as…

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fred wah

Fred Wah: River Hunger, Home to E(ar)th

By Larissa Lai / January 21, 2016 /

Dear Larissa,
Thanks for asking me to write something on ethics, aesthetics, justice, form (the words tumble around getting drier and drier) for this blog. As you know, I’ve been out of the academic loop for awhile so such terms feel distant, part of another thinking (clinking) world from elsewhere.

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Breathing TIA House to Life

By Larissa Lai / January 11, 2016 /

What is this TIA House anyway? Welcome to the Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing, online. No doubt many of you, my meat world and virtual friends, are wondering what…

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Gerry Shikatani

GERRY SHIKATANI: Garden Collecting: a post vanguardist for today

By Larissa Lai / November 13, 2015 /

You are invited to join The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing and the Creative Writing Research Group for a talk and reading by the renowned poet, artist and food…

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Sharron Proulx-Turner

Sharron Proulx-Turner: the mad house

By Larissa Lai / November 5, 2015 /

the mad house 1

indigenous natural law: never give up.

–jimmy o’chiese

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Jani Krulc

Paper Hearts: A Round Table on Gender and Power in Contemporary Canadian Writing Community

By Larissa Lai / October 7, 2015 /

Canadian writing community has recently been shaken by troubling narratives of power abuse across gender lines—narratives that actually have been accruing for some time, reverberating over the blogosphere and resonating…

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