I’ve conducted a number of interviews with Canadian-based poets, writers, and creative practitioners. These interviews offer an intimate look inside the minds and creative practices of dynamic and innovative people. Enjoy!
An Interview and Reading with Jordan Abel. Vancouver Island University. [Public interview; unpublished.]
Intercultural Hip Hop Panel: “Telling Your Story.” Paul Watkins in Conversation with Dr. Oop, Meryem Saci, and The Northwest kid (Mob Bounce). Vancouver Island University. Library Boardroom. [Public interview; unpublished.]
Intercultural Hip Hop Panel: “Telling Your Story.” Paul Watkins in Conversation with Niddi Cascade, Ostwelve, and Mo Moshiri. Vancouver Island University. Library Boardroom. [Public interview; unpublished.]
A Healing and Honest Path: Paul Watkins in Conversation with Louise Bernice Halfe.” The Malahat Review.
“Sounds that Emerge from You”: An Interview with David Lee. International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation. Web.
“Harmonious Dissonance: Paul Watkins in Conversation with George Elliott Clarke.” The Malahat Review. Web.
“‘Taste is the Great Enemy:’ An Interview with Ben Grossman.” Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice. Web.
“‘We Can Never Tell the Entire Story of Slavery’: M. NourbeSe Philip in Conversation with Paul Watkins about Zong!.” Toronto Review of Books.
“‘Schizophonophilia’: An Audio-interplay between Wayde Compton and Paul Watkins.” Vancouver, BC.
“‘we tellin’ stories yo’: A Performance and Interview with renowned dub poet d’bi.young.” DJ set by DJ Techné (myself). Paintbox Bistro. Toronto, On. Thursday, August 8th.
“‘Your bass sounds like a typewriter’: A Reading and Interview with George Elliott Clarke.” Co-interviewed with Katherine McLeod. Public Interview. TransCanada Institute. Guelph, Ont. Friday, April 27th.
Speaker, Plenary, “WRITING JAZZ,” A discussion between Paul Watkins and Cecil Foster (Sociology and Anthropology, University of Guelph). Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium. Conference (Sound Practices), University of Guelph. Guelph, Ont. September 7th.