OPEN MIC Feature – Hearing new work from a Social Distance

During these unprecedented times, to offer an inclusive platform that might feel like something resembling community, Red Alder Review will be focusing on and featuring short interviews with poets. This will include one of their new or previously unpublished poems as text, and/or a video/audio recording of the poet reading the piece. This format is intended to create a sort of ‘digital Open Mic’ effect with the interview acting as a Q&A component.


Red Alder’s OPEN MIC Features

Thank you to all contributors!


Two Excerpts – Aaron Schneider

Excerpts from: The Supply Chain (forthcoming, Crowsnest Books) Aaron Schneider is a founding editor at The /tƐmz/ Review and a writer. His stories have appeared in the Danforth Review, Filling Station, The Puritan, Hamilton Arts and Letters, and untethered. His first book, Grass-Fed, was published by Quattro books in the fall of 2018.

Loch Ness Whiplash – David Ly

As part of Red Alder Review‘s Open Mic series – Q&A and poem from David Ly. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the literary and writing community? David Ly (DL): More and more, I am connecting through social media. I think it’s really great that we can all be instantly connected through Twitter and … Continue reading Loch Ness Whiplash – David Ly

Ice core samples from an ailing body – df parizeau

df parizeau is a Pushcart nominated multi-disciplinary writer who still has all of his wisdom teeth. You are more likely to find him eavesdropping than working on his craft. Despite his aptitude for procrastination, df’s work has been featured online and in print, by publications such as Thin Air Magazine, Soundest, and Open Minds Quarterly. A bookseller … Continue reading Ice core samples from an ailing body – df parizeau

tumbling – Jónína Kirton

As part of Red Alder Review‘s Open Mic series – Q&A and poem from Jónína Kirton. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Jónína Kirton (JK): As one living with a chronic health condition, social media has always been my lifeline. Given my health issues I prefer smaller, … Continue reading tumbling – Jónína Kirton

Water Hunger – Annick MacAskill

As part of Red Alder Review‘s Open Mic series – Q&A and poem from Annick MacAskill. (Q&A) Red Alder Review (RA): How do you normally connect to the poetry/literary community?  Annick MacAskill (AM): I consider myself lucky to be in frequent contact with many poets in Nova Scotia (where I live). I’m thinking of folks … Continue reading Water Hunger – Annick MacAskill