Brand Meets Audience: Interview with Stephen Collis

Brand Meets Audience is a podcast that explores how brands are built, interact with audiences, the challenges they encounter during these interactions, and how the people at the heart of these brands. innovate to achieve their goals.


On May 29th, Trevor Battye interviewed Stephen Collis (http://beatingthebounds.com/), activist, poet, and SFU English professor. Here’s the interview:

 

 

Stephen Collis’ many books of poetry include The Commons (Talon Books 2008; second edition 2014), On the Material (Talon Books 2010—awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), To the Barricades (Talon Books 2013),http://talonbooks.com/authors/stephen-collis and (with Jordan Scott) DECOMP (Coach House 2013). He has also written two books of literary criticism, a book of essays on the Occupy Movement, Dispatches from the Occupation (Talon Books 2012), and a novel, The Red Album (BookThug 2013).

In 2014, while involved in anti-pipeline activism, he was sued for $5.6 million by US energy giant Kinder Morgan, whose lawyers read his writing in court as “evidence.” His forthcoming book is Reading Wordsworth in the Tar Sands. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches at Simon Fraser University.