CBC Radio One Interview with Sierra and Son

Sierra:
When he was 11, we had a big talk about masturbation and then afterwards my husband came up to me in the kitchen, and he said, “Well, we weren’t too late.”
And I said, “Oh! Well, how do you know?”
“Well, because he only had one question and it was: ‘Why do people do it?'”
And we figured he would know the answer to that if he had started.

Son: And now I do.

Sierra: Everybody does. It’s okay!
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For Your Safety Please Hold On: swooning for Kayla Czaga’s new book

Check out my interview with poet Kayla Czaga over on the Swoon blog. Then come out to celebrate the launch of her first book, For Your Safety Please Hold On, this Sunday at the Grand Luxe Hall (303 East 8th Ave) at 7 pm!

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Kayla CzagaFormer Swoon co-host Kayla Czaga is about to publish her first book of poetry! I caught up with Kayla, over some tasting flights of beer at Vancouver’s Craft Beer Market, to ask her about For Your Safety Please Hold On and her plans for the future. Maybe it was the beer, but we ended up talking about a much wider variety of topics, like writing workshops and processes, illness and death, and sex and pornography, with frequent non sequitur asides.

When I asked Kayla how she chose her title, she said, “I wanted to call the book For Play—.”

“Foreplay?! I love it!”

“No, For Play. But the publisher said no.”

“What about Foreskin?” I asked, laughing and thinking of our earlier conversational forays into sex and porn. “Did you ask about Foreskin?”

She ignored my ridiculous suggestion and instead said, “I thought For Play would be clever. You know…

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Alphabet Soup Interview

Hey Everybody, It’s been a long and wild and weird summer, but I wanted to finally post my first radio interview for your listening “pleasure.” Laura Trethewey and Matthew Walsh interviewed me on CiTR 101.9 FM‘s Alphabet Soup radio show … Continue reading