Have a listen: Jonathan Ball interviewed by Matthew Etches for his focus on film show at CKUW 95.9 FM
Jonathan Ball is a writer, filmmaker, scholar, and teacher. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Calgary, with specializations in Canadian Literature and Literary Theory, and a focus in Creative Writing. He is the author of two books of poetry: Ex Machina (BookThug, 2009) and the forthcoming Clockfire (Coach House, 2010).
Jonathan is also a screenwriter and director. His film Spoony B aired on The Comedy Network and he is the co-author of an original screenplay, Way of the Samurai, which was re-written by the director as the independent feature film Snake River. Jonathan is the former short films programmer for the Gimli Film Festival and the former editor of the literary journal dandelion