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In this episode, Makda is joined by poet Steffi Tad-y to discuss Steffi’s debut poetry collection FROM THE SHORELINE. They talk about the pros and cons of formal literary education, what it means to make the ordinary extraordinary, Steffi’s ideal imagined reader, and much more.
Steffi Tad-y is a poet and writer from Manila and currently lives in Vancouver on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her first chapbook, I DID NOT WANT TO BE READ, I WANTED TO BE BELIEVED IN, was published by Frog Hollow Press under its Dis/ability Series Catalogue in 2019. Her second chapbook, MERIENDA, was published by Rahila’s Ghost Press in 2021. Some of her poems can also be found in Open Minds Quarterly, Event Magazine, Train Poetry Journal, and Red Alder Review. She is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio.
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Transcript is available here.