Former 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…