Interview in Serbia About My Gusle Interest

I have been traveling in Serbia and was lucky enough to receive gusle lessons, the gusle being a traditional Serbian instrument. Women guslars (the term for those who play gusle and sing the epic poetry which accompanies it) are almost unheard of. Consequently, I have been interviewed by the local media about my interest. Read about the lesson here, and read about my reasons for traveling to Serbia here. 


Pamela Mordecai Records Twenty-Five Years of Poetry

Working with me on a pilot project, Pamela Mordecai was recently in Newfoundland where she performed and read her five single-author poetry collections for the cameras in the studios of Distance Education, Learning and Teaching Support (DELTS), MUN, St. John’s. MUN, in tandem with an international partner, The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC), will soon house and release Pamela Mordecai’s readings/performances; the recordings will be free and open access to everyone everywhere.



Interview with Stephanie McKenzie from Discover NL on Eastlink TV, June 2013 (thanks to Eastlink TV for permission to use on this website).


Stephanie McKenzie has collaborated with various poets over the years, including Pamela Mordecai,  to produce readings, lectures and discussions about poets and poetry. Many of these have been video recorded, and can be accessed here through the library’s website for Memorial University, Newfoundland. The full list of these performances are as follows:

Robbins, Wendy and Pike, Holly and Croll, Marie and McKenzie, Stephanie and Corbin-Dwyer, Sonya and Ganz, Shoshannah (2013) Our Slip Is Showing: The Status of Women. [Video]

Robinson, Angela, Cooper, Afua, Joe, Misel, Lumsden, Frank and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) Maroon and Mi’kmaq: An International Indigenous Symposium, November 5, 2013. [Video] Click here for Broadcast Version, filmed and aired by Rogers TV.

Lumsden, Frank and Newton, Michael and McKenzie, Stephanie and Joe, Misel (2013) Spirituality and the Environment. [Video]

Lumsden, Frank and Percy, Ingrid Mary and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) Art As an Expression of Culture. [Video]

Conn, Jan and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) A Discussion of Poetry and the Poetry of Jan Conn. [Video]

Huggan, Isabel and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) A Discussion About Writing Fiction and Creative Prose with Isabel Huggan. [Video]

Sullivan, Joan and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) Reading at Grenfell Campus by Joan Sullivan. [Video]

Mordecai, Pamela and McKenzie, Stephanie and Ganz, Shoshannah (2012) The uses of literature: the poetry of Dionne Brand (a lecture).[Video]

Mordecai, Pamela and Mordecai, Martin and McKenzie, Stephanie and Ganz, Shoshannah (2012) A reading of De Man : a performance poem. [Video]

anitafrika, d’bi young and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) English 4829 (Jamaican-Canadian Women’s Writing: Discussion with d’bi Young Anitafrika. [Video]

anitafrika, d’bi young and McKenzie, Stephanie and Williams, Shanda (2013) Ifa Maroon Rising. [Video]

Cooper, Afua and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) English 4829 (Jamaican-Canadian Women’s Writing): Poetry Reading by and Discussion with Afua Cooper. [Video]

anitafrika, d’bi young and Williams, Shanda and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) word!sound!powah! [Video]

Shirley, Tanya and McKenzie, Stephanie and Walbourne-Gough, Douglas and Reid, Helen (2013) The last April rabbit. [Video]

Shirley, Tanya and McKenzie, Stephanie (2013) Poetry reading by Tanya Shirley. [Video]

Goh Poh Seng: A Poet in Newfoundland. Interviewed by Stephanie McKenzie. Directed by Almerinda Travasoss. Produced by Katherine Knight and Site Media Inc. Toronto: Site Media Inc 2007.

This final, much-needed interview with Singaporean/Canadian novelist, dramatist and poet Goh highlights his life achievements and perspectives on art. The film screened at the 4th annual Singapore Short Film Festival.

Goh Poh Seng (Part 1/2) from Site Media inc on Vimeo.