Download You Will Be Seeing Unusual Accomplishment – the first concrete collaboration between Justin Million & myself.
Written over two days on a typewriter and assembled with a flatbed scanner for the 2013 Ottawa Zine Off, YOU WILL BE SEEING UNUSUAL ACCOMPLISHMENT is a poetic exploration of Ed Leedskalnin’s Coral Castle. The American Stonehenge was built for Ed’s “Sweet Sixteen” and to this day it’s construction remains a mystery.
We thank everyone involved in the Ottawa Zine Off (lucky you with your hard-copies!), and anyone’s who’s ever posted or hosted content regarding Ed & his Castle online.
rob mclennan (the working man of Ottawa poetry), was good enough to feature me in his 12 or 12 Questions (second) series. Lucky me, I got twenty. Here’s a taste:
What made you write, as opposed to doing something else?
It was liberating. I was that one kid in high school who gave a damn about world events. 9-11 + an inspirational grade 12 English Teacher (Ms. Louise Kee, York Region School Board) = yeah, Jeff, you need to keep writing.
What do you see the current role of the writer being in larger culture? Does s/he even have one? What do you think the role of the writer should be?
I have no idea; maybe to think of themselves more akin to painters, filmmakers, actors, and other creative types.
What fragrance reminds you of home?
Lots more on my relationships with other poets, Weird Al-fueled parody writing at age nine, and what Justin Million & I get up to at night. http://www.robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2013/09/12-or-20-second-series-questions-with_7.html