STINTZI & SURKAN
"Since my second collection, Unbecoming, comes out this fall, I’m still dwelling in that book (copy edits, etc). But I’m starting to feel a weird stomach-flutter again, which mostly comes from reading with an eye for craft/sequencing (for instance, John Elizabeth Stinzi’s chapbook Plough Forward the Higgs Field, one brilliant long poem, gave me such a rush. The way it accumulates contexts, spans theory and family, and churns through so many registers got me wondering what it would feel like to write a chapbook-length poem in a similar way. And that got me savouring the fact that I may never know how that feels.). - NEIL SURKAN, Poetry Mini-Interviews
JOHN ELIZABETH STINTZI
PLOUGH FORWARD THE HIGGS FIELD (Rahlia's Ghost)
THEIR QUEER TENDERNESS (KFB)
NEIL SURKAN is the author of the poetry collection On High and upcoming, Unbecoming (McGill-Queen’s University Press) as well as the chapbook Super, Natural (Anstruther Press) His most recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Fiddlehead, THIS Magazine, Prairie Fire, The Literary Review of Canada, PRISM international, and Riddle Fence, among others. He lives in Calgary.
JOHN ELIZABETH STINTZI Non-binary Canadian/American novelist and poet, winner of the 2019 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers from the Writers’ Trust of Canada.