At An Eloquent Bitch Podcast, Rayanne Haines delves into the nitty gritty details of being a women working in writing/publishing in Canada. With a focus on intersectionality, Rayanne interviews writers, publishers, agents, editors and all the roles in between. She tackles questions around social movements, cultural trends, feminism, #CanLit, and inclusion / representation. And, at the end of the day, celebrates the women who are making things happen in the literary world.
For our first episode we speak with poet and editor Ayesha Chatterjee. Chatterjee is the author of two poetry collections, The Clarity of Distance, and Bottles and Bones. Her work has appeared in journals across the world and been translated into French and Slovene. Chatterjee is past president of the League of Canadian Poets and current chair of the League’s Feminist Caucus. She is also poetry advisor to Exile magazine, a Canadian quarterly dedicated to the visual and literary arts. Born and raised in India, Ayesha Chatterjee has lived in England, the USA and Germany and now calls Toronto home.
Ayesha joins Rayanne for a conversation about how identity sits in her writing, intersectionality, and her roles as poet, editor and community builder.