On this episode, icon, legend, and star Jason Purcell joins Matthew and Makda for a conversation about their debut poetry collection SWOLLENING. The trio discuss the value of a good editor, cover design in the age of social media, what it means to adopt a queer poetics, and more (plus, Jason makes a convincing case for why Selena Gomez would connect with their book).
Jason Purcell is a writer and musician from amiskwaciwaskahikan, Treaty 6 (Edmonton, Alberta), where they are also the co-owner of Glass Bookshop. As a chronically ill writer, Jason writes at the intersection of queerness and illness and is the author of the chapbook A PLACE MORE HOSPITABLE (Anstruther Press). SWOLLENING is their first full-length collection.
You can order SWOLLENING here.
Find Jason on Instagram and Twitter @jasonvpurcell, or on their website.
Find Glass Bookshop on all social platforms @glassbookshop and check out previous episodes of the show on the Glass Bookshop Radio website.
What is Glass Bookshop Radio?
The official podcast of Edmonton's Glass Bookshop. Tune in for interviews with our favourite writers, publishers, and readers.