Photo and interview with Leonard Cohen by Robert Sward

Photo of Leonard Cohen by Robert Sward

Photo of Leonard Cohen by Robert Sward Photo and interview with Leonard Cohen by Robert Sward This interview took place in Montreal, Quebec – 1984. INT: Your latest album is called ” Various Positions. ” Why that title? LC: When you’re gathering songs together, the ones that you have and the ones that you can… [Read More]

Interview with Saul Bellow: “Truth Should Have Some Style”

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Interview by Robert Sward This interview took place at the University of Victoria, Canada – 1982. Saul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec in 1915. He attended Protestant schools in Montreal until at the age of nine he moved with his family to Chicago. He studied at the University of Chicago and received his bachelor’s… [Read More]

A CONVERSATION WITH ROBYN SARAH

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Robyn Sarah has been a quiet but persistent presence in Canadian letters since the mid-1970s, when her poems and short stories began appearing in Canadian journals and anthologies.  Born in New York City to Canadian parents, she grew up in Montreal, studying simultaneously at the Conservatoire de Musique du Quebec and at McGill University where… [Read More]

On the Nature of Literary Friendship

“How about a short piece–an essay, a story, a couple anecdotes–on writers’ friendships? ” I asked a friend. “Your honest thoughts–no bullshit! We’re looking for writers’ experiences… what it’s like for one writer to keep up a friendship with another.” A respected poet and critic, D. was the first person I asked to submit work… [Read More]