An intertwined history binds Matrix Both appeared in The Eastern Townships of Quebec: Matrix in1977, now a regular release from DC Books. Here these three presses have converged to produce a selection
An intertwined history binds Matrix and The Moosehead Anthology. Both appeared in The Eastern Townships of Quebec: Matrix in 1975 and the original Moosehead Review in1977, now a regular release from DC Books. Here these three presses have converged to produce a selection of the Matrix interviews, a tradition from the early days of the journal and still a feature of it.
The interviewer is often a writer in these interviews. Their length, thoughtfulness, and compre-hensiveness reflect this fact. Whether it is Mary di Michele interviewing Anne Carson, P. Scott Lawrence interviewing Neil Bissoondath, Terry Byrnes interviewing David Fennario, Carmine Starnino interviewing Michael Harris and Erin Mouré, Victor Coleman interviewing Michael Crummey or Taien Ng-Chan interviewing Stephanie Bolster, there is quite often a sense of mutual interrogation — two writers talking while we listen.
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Keith Henderson was born in Montreal. Educated at McGill, Concordia, and the University of Toronto, he teaches English at Vanier College in Montreal.
From 1990 to 1993, Henderson chaired the Equality Party of Quebec's committee on Canada's Constitution, and was chief architect of the EP's constitutional policy. He served as leader of the Equality Party from 1993 - 2003.
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"The vast majority of these interviews are entertaining and highly engaging. In addition to the pervasive concerns with race, gender, sexuality, and nation, there is definitely a sense of Montreal."
— Canadian Literature, Spring 2003
"The interviews are neatly and cleanly spaced out on the page, and, admirably, are also an eclectic mix of both writer and subject matter. Additionally, many of the writers are interviewed by other writers, which allows the reader to have an interest in both sides of the conversation.... For providing a variety of accessible insights, The Matrix Interviews is an extremely worthwhile book."
— Books in Canada, 2002