Update: May 14, 2020 CBC Book put out a blog post on the interviews including links to a couple of the radio interviews. link to CBC
So, I was given the opportunity for CBC Radio interviews across the country to be aired this weekend. Seemed to be a followup to my NAC reading somehow. They recorded eight interviews in 15 minute blocks: St. John’s, Montreal, Ottawa, Fresh Air, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC. All for weekend morning shows. And a mix of technologies ranging from phone calls to Skype to Google meeting. Mostly worked without real problems except for an attempt at FaceTime which became a regular phone call instead. Asked to read a poem from Moving to Climate Change Hours for Fresh Air and Ottawa. Read “First Day” which might not be your typical morning material in retrospect, dealing with a nasty industrial accident. The Ottawa host said “I was not expecting that”. The host of Fresh Air kind of similar bit of reaction. Memorable and impactful, I guess.
List of Radio Shows With Links To Their Sites
- St. John’s Weekend AM
- Montreal All in A Weekend
- Ottawa In Town and Out
- Ontario Fresh Air
- Manitoba Weekend Morning
- Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Weekend
- Alberta Daybreak Alberta
- BC North X Northwest
Everybody was incredibly nice. Some going with the standard set of questions structured around promoting the CBC Poetry Prize as well as promoting my book. Others had read my poetry it sounded like and the interviews travelled further afield. In either case grateful for the opportunity.
Great experience. Very tiring. Thanks CBC. I’ll post links to the interviews if they come available.