Contents, No. 259 Spring 2014

Cover

Ann Balch
Stepping Out
Transparent watercolour and archival acrylic varnish
28 x 17.25 in.

Editorial

5      Ross Leckie

Fiction

7      Myler Wilkinson: The Blood of Slaves
19    Jill Widner: Stars Fell Like Salt Before the
        Revolution
27    Wayde Compton: The Front: A Selected
        Reverse-Chronological Annotated Bibliography
        of the Vancouver Art Movement Known as
        "Rentalism," 2011-1984.
48    Naben Ruthnum: Clearing
62    Michael Doyle: Stars Over Triglav
85    George McWhirter: The League of the Living
        Scripture

Poetry

38       Kayla Czaga: That Great Burgundy-Upholstered Beacon of Dependability
40       Kyeren Regehr: Dorm Room 214
41       Maureen Hynes: Stone Sonnet
42       Joanna Lilley: Two Poems
45       Dorothy Field: Two Poems
47       Heather Cadsby: My Michael (1996-2009)
53       Cynthia Woodman Kerkham: Master and Man
57       John Reibetanz: Three Poems
70       John Barton: Private Viewing
94       Keith Taylor: Stone Tools
95       Michael Milburn: Two Poems
99       Ben Ladouceur: The Friendly Beasts
100     Joan Shillington: The Carcass

Reviews

101     Richard Kelly Kemick: All the Hits, All the Time
          Dante's House, Richard Greene
104     Susan Haley: Not Your Little House on the Prairie
          The Glorious Mysteries and other stories, Audrey Whitson
106     Rebecca Geleyn: Love, Spite, and Braided Doll Tresses
          Red Girl Rat Boy, Cynthia Flood
108     Mark Sampson: A Twisted Splendour
          Cottonopolis, Rachel Lebowitz
111     Sue Sinclair: The Enigma of Emile Petitot
          Petitot, Susan Haley
114     Emily Bossé: Masculine Athletics
          Cataract City, Craig Davidson
116     M. Travis Lane: A Gothic Sensibility
          Omens in the Year of the Ox, Steven Price

Notes on Contributors 121


Contents, No. 258 Winter 2014

Cover

Deanna Musgrave
Crown
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 48 in.

Fiction

5     Jane Rogers: The Disaster Equation
39    Michelle Barker: The Things We Lose on Purpose
65    Emily Bossé: Last Animal Standing on
       Gentleman's Farm

97    Michael Patrick Jessome: The Crate

Fiction

24       Christopher Merrill and Marvin Bell: Six Poems
30       Alberto Ríos: Two Poems
33       Ricardo Pau-Llosa: Two Poems
35       Alice Major: Two Poems
38       Molly Sutton Keifer: Hela
50       Adam Sol: Two Poems
56       Jeredith Merrin: Two Poems
60       Glenn Hayes: Two Poems
63       Bruce Bond: Two Poems
80       Robin Richardson: Two Poems
82       Michael Eden Reynolds: Two Poems
84       Antony Christie: Two Poems
86       Lee Peterson: Things That Go
87       Shane Neilson: Three Poems
93       Gary Allen: Two Poems

Reviews

102     Laurie D. Graham: "An emotional logic"
          Just Like Her, Louise Dupré. Trans. Erin Mouré
104     M. Travis Lane: The Under-Singing
          Vox Humana, E. Alex Pierce
107     Richard Cumyn: The Beautiful Lie or the Opposite of Nostalgia
          Cabbagetown Diary: a Documentary, Juan Butler
          Crossings, Betty Lambert
112     Richard Kelly Kemick: The Roots of Summer
          The Hottest Summer in Recorded History, Elizabeth Bachinsky
114     Rebecca Geleyn: A History of Apocalypses
          The Paradise Engine, Rebecca Campbell

Notes on Contributors 118


Contents, No. 257 Autumn 2013

Cover

Paul Healey
Eve
Oil on Canvas
40 x 30 in.

Editorial

5    Nick Thran: An Introduction to Yusef
      Komunyakaa

Fiction

34       Eliza Robertson: We Walked on Water
44       Sheila McClarty: The Pool Game
61       Sean Johnston: Leave Her Alone
71       Michael Dunwoody: The Cub Master
87       Michelle Butler Hallett: Bush-Hammer Finish

Poetry

8        Yusef Komunyakaa: Twenty Poems
39      Anne Compton: Two Poems
41      Sue Sinclair: Three Poems
58      Allison LaSorda: Two Poems
60      Linda Frank: Cage
67      Sadiqa de Meijer: Three Poems
80      George Elliott Clarke: Dante Divines the Dead

Reviews

103     Sue Sinclair: Orienteering
          Message Sticks, Joséphine Bacon
106     Susan Haley: More Historical than Hornblower
          Master and Madman: The Surprising Rise and Disastrous Fall
          of Hon Anthony Lockwood RN, Peter Thomas and Nicholas Tracy
109     Shane Neilson: Hold on to Your Hat
          The Crimes of Hector Tomas, Ian Colford
111     M. Travis Lane: The Necessity of Re-Vision
          The New Measures, A.F. Moritz

Notes on Contributors 117


Contents, No. 256 Summer 2013

Cover

Red Kayak on the River
Photograph by Mark Anthony Jarman.

Editorial

5       Gerard Beirne: Watching the Sun Stand Still

Fiction

7         Clea Young: Juvenile
15       Amy Jones: I Think the Kids are in Trouble
26       Daniel Woodrell: Oceanside
32       Daniel Woodrell: Blue Norton
36       Craig Davidson: The Vanishing Twin

Fiction

53       Mary O'Donnell: The Capital of Outer Mongolia
63       Hugh Graham: After History
70       Raymond Fraser: Upriver
77       F.W. Birt: Surface
89       Jann Everard: The Bus Stops Here
100     J.M. Villaverde: Father Time
105     Mike McCormack: This Plague of Souls
114     Wickliffe Walker: Border Incident
126     Célia Thompson: Apoptosis
141     R.W. Gray: Blink
148     Eoin McNamee: Walking North, Walking Home
153     Margaret Sweatman: Night Diving

Reviews

161     Shane Neilson: Explosions
          The Life and Times of Captain N, Douglas Glover
166     Gerard Beirne: The Conceptual Space of Writing
          A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Editors on Thier Craft, eds. Andrea
          Barrett and Peter Turchi
169     Ian Colford: Better With Age
          Simon Says, David Helwig
          Constance, Across, Richard Cumin
          Earthbound, Kenneth Radu
174     Heather Jessup: Bad Sex and Hurricanes
          High-Water Mark, Nicole Dixon
176     Rebecca Geleyn: Of Squids and Circles
          Belinda's Rings, Corinna Chong

Notes on Contributors 180


Contents, No. 255 Spring 2013

Cover

Elizabeth Brewster and Donald Gammon at the University of New Brunswick Graduation, 1946
Photograph kindly provided by the Gammon family.

Editorials

5       Ross Leckie
7       Chasity St. Louis: Where We Come From:
         Elizabeth Brewster's Literary Legacy

Fiction

20       Rhonda Collis: The Halter
30       Jennifer Manuel: Silent E
44       Vin Fielding: All Bones Recovered
74       Greg Shupak: Into the Woods
92       Jeremy Lanaway: Downturn

Poetry

11       Elizabeth Brewster: Eight Poems
55       Kim Trainor: Cradle Song: Six Variations
58       Sue Chenette: Inscription
59       Samantha Bernstein: Eulogy for Finn
61       Ruth Roach Pierson: Two Poems
65       matt robinson: Two Poems
67       Sean Howard: Two Poems
69       Elizabeth Ross: Three Poems
72       Alison Dyer: Two Poems
78       Tim Prior: Two Poems
81       Alec Hershman: Two Poems
84       Darryl Whetter: Plenty of Lava
85       Peter Imsdahl: Chopin, Like Milk Straw-Sucked Toward an Ulcer
86       Daniel Karasik: Old Haunt, Republic
87       Naomi Mulvihill: Two Poems
89       Robert Alan Burns: Memorial Library 1948
90       Desmond Graham: Out of our senses
91       Scott Andrew Christensen: today they took hatay teyze

Reviews

99      Mark Dickinson: From Lilburnia With Love
          Assiniboia, Tim Lilburn
101     Barbara Colebrook Peace: Unaccustomed Spaciousness
          Dancing, With Mirrors, George Amabile
104     Rebecca Geleyn: The Fishes' Forgiveness
          Between Dusk and Night, Emily McGiffin
          A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth, Stephanie Bolster
108     Richard Cumyn: Consorting with History, Serbian Style
          Song of Kosovo, Chris Gudgeon
111     Susan Haley: Patterns of Light and Shade
          Night Street, Kristell Thornell

Notes on Contributors 116


Contents, No. 254 Winter 2013

Cover

Cliff Turner
Sonic Love Hearts
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 in.

Fiction

5       Shana Myara: I Love You Just Fine
21     Billy O'Callaghan: Secrets
38     Tamas Dobozy: Sailor's Mouth
67     Robin Evans: A Cure for What Ails You
80     Kate Cayley: Young Hennerly
99     Patti Grayson: Exhibit

Poetry

12       M. Travis Lane: Two Poems
15       Anne Pierson Wiese: Somebody's Husband
16       Kevin Phan: Two Poems

Poetry

19       Patrick M. Pilarski: Two Poems
28       Christine Walde: Two Poems
31       Jan Conn: Four Poems
52       Shane Rhodes: Two Poems
56       Daniel Kincade Renton: Two Poems
59       Shawn Riopelle: Two Poems
62       Emily Carr: Two Poems
64       Rachel Lebowitz: Photograph, Dacca
65       Mitchell Parry: Two Poems
73       Len Krisak: Two Poems
75       Carole L. MacKay: Two Poems
77       Julie Cameron Gray: Three Poems
89       David Pimm: Sunflowers
90       Ava Gregorian: As if you had survived (from Monagamie)
91       Doug Ramspeck: Mud Grass
93       Ron De Maris: He Who Would Give Each Beast a Name
94       Brian Henderson: The Interrogator
96       David Martin: Work
97       Rhea Tregebov: Two Poems

Reviews

103     Shane Neilson: Borrowing Magic
          Wedding in Fire Country, Darren Bifford
108     Malcolm Forbes: "a little wrecked, a little ruined"
          The O'Briens, Peter Behrens
110     Allison LaSorda: Testing Gravity
          Sweet Devilry, Yi-Mei Tsiang
112     Susan Haley: Algoma's Family
          Algoma, Dani Couture
115     M. Travis Lane: Look in Thy Heart
          language is not the only thing that breaks, Proma Tagore

Notes on Contributors 132


Contents, No. 253 Autumn 2012

Cover

Nathan Birch
Dusk at Drumbeg Park (detail)
Acrylic on Canvas
40 x 32 in.

Editorial

5       Ross Leckie: The West Coast Issue

Fiction

7       Linda Svensen: Restoration
26     Lorna Jackson: Not So Fast
53     Eden Robinson: Northern Lights
66     Cynthia Flood: Such Language
87     Bill Gaston: Cake's Chicken
107   Vanessa Li: Wreck Beach

Poetry

13       Matt Rader: Two Poems
15       Steve Noyes: Two Poems
18       Catherine Greenwood: Two Poems
22       Peter Norman: Two Poems
42       Lorna Crozier: Four Poems
46       Patrick Lane: Three Poems
49       George Bowering: Two Poems
51       Kevin McNeilly: Slug F**k, Remembering Ted Hughes in Vancouver 1986
52       Jay Ruzesky: Swimming the Pacific
55       Lisa Robertson: Toxins
76       Elise Partridge: Seek and . . .
77       Aislinn Hunter: Two Poems
80       Donna Kane: Two Poems
82       Bren Simmers: Two Poems
84       Jane Munro: Two Poems
86       Gillian Wigmore: song for february
98       Patrick Friesen: Two Poems
101     Jan Zwicky: Three Poems
104     Tim Lilburn: Three Poems

Interview

121     Shane Rhodes: Tim Lilburn: A Poetics of Decolonization

Review

127     Ross Leckie: The Poetics of Everyday Life
          The Collected Poems, Patrick Lane

Notes on Contributors 132

*In addition to the print issue, The Fiddlehead teamed up with The Malahat Review
to produce a special blog with expanded and additional content.


Contents, No. 252 Summer 2012

Cover

Christopher Harding
Kimono (Wave Caps)
Gouache and Indi Ink on Paper
15.5 x 15.5 in.

Editorial

5       Ross Leckie: That Long, Last Summer

Poetry

7       Eleanor Wilner Retrospective and New Poems

        Oblivion courting the fairest

33     Anne Compton: Four Poems
39     Charles Wright: Two Poems
41     David Reibetanz: Three Poems
44     Jeremy Spohr: Three Poems
49     Elena E. Johnson: Five Poems
54     Gary Allen: Three Poems
57     Maureen Hynes: Two Poems
59     Shoshanna Wingate: Three Poems

        The improbablities of a sacrifice too late to
        renounce


65     Patricia Young: Six Poems
71     Stephanie Yorke: Two Poems
73     Cassidy McFadzean: Two Poems
75     Orlando Ricardo Menes: Three Poems
78     John Barton: Two Poems
82     Jeffery Donaldson: Three Poems
87     Jeffrey Gustavson: Three Poems

Poetry

        The More precisely we gauge the present the less we do the future

97       Daniel J. Langton: Two Poems
99       Craig Poile: Fertility
102     Jacqueline Bourque: Two Poems
104     Souvankham Thammavongsa: Dream
105     Roger Nash: Ode to a Stinging Jelly-fish (Portuguese Man-O-War)
106     Kyeren Regehr: Two Poems
108     Rhonda Douglas: Three Poems
113     Hollay Ghadery: Two Poems
115     Jesse Patrick Ferguson: Flâneur Takes Toronto
117     Matthew Tierney: Four Poems

        I can see now that I was once quite feral

127     Elizabeth Bachinsky: Four Poems
133     Rachel Lebowitz: Photograph, Dacca
134     Kenneth Sherman: Prague Zoo Flooded
135     Matt Schumacher: lost at sea
136     Michael Trussler: Two Poems
141     Shane Neilson: Three Poems
145     Rocco de Giacomo: Lucid
146     Rob Taylor: Two Poems
148     Esvie Coemish: Love Letter 28
149     Joanna Lilley: Stroke
150     Adam Dickinson: Four Poems

Reviews

156     Sue Sinclair: Tales of Land and Sea
          Groundwork, Amanda Jernigan
158     George Amabile: Outside Ourselves
          Time's Covenant, Eric Ormsby
164     M. Travis Lane: "Word-bloom Traffic"
          Sharawadji, Brian Henderson
167     Rebecca Geleyn: Eve questions the artist
          Contrary, Ruth Roach Pierson
170     Mark Dickinson: Elegy and Celebration
          Paradoxides and The Shell of the Tortoise, Don McKay
174     Ruth Roach Pierson: Essential Reading
          The Essential Robert Gibbs, selected by Brian Bartlett
176     M. Travis Lane: The Fox Master
          Iwana, Kurahara Shinjirô

Notes on Contributors 178


Contents, No. 251 Spring 2012

Cover

David McKay
FIDDLEHEAD SEASON
Watercolour
26.25 x 34.5 in.

Editorial

5         Ross Leckie

Fiction

11       Cody Klippenstein: We've Got to Get out of           Here
23       Valerie Spencer: The Amaretto
30       Kevin A. Couture: How to Rescue a Bear Cub
47       Yasuko Thanh: Helen and Frank
71       Grant Buday: The Educator

Poetry

7         Jim Johnstone: Sunday Afternoon on the            Island of La Grande Jatte
9         Michael Londry: Before My Nephew Hiked
10       Michael Quilty: Leaving the Gym
34       Shane Neilson: Not Being the Sea

Poetry

36      Ken Victor: Planet Earth, Maine Resort Town, 1968
38      Coleena Fanjoy: Two Poems
40      John Wall Barger: Four Poems
44      Heather Cadsby: Three Poems
58      Bruce Whiteman: Two Poems
60      Bruce Bond: Two Poems
62      Karen Enns: Two Poems
64      Branka Petrovic: Two Poems
67      Zachariah Wells: Three Poems
79      Gary Barwin: Two Poems
81      John Donlan: Two Poems
83      Yvonne Blomer: Slipping
84      Emily McGiffin: Two Poems
88      William Buchan: Noon Call
89      Donna Kane: Three Poems
92      Brandi George: Elegy for Myself at Six
93      Murray Reiss: Truck Garden
94      John McKernan: House

Reviews

96     Rebecca Geleyn: "So Small is Paradise"
         The All Nighter's Radio, M. Travis Lane
98     Allison LaSorda: Composed on Ice
         Winter Sports: Poems, Priscilla Uppal
100   Sue Sinclair: Reverberations of Loss
         Elegies, Madeline Bassnett
103   M. Travis Lane: Haligonian Charm
         Outskirts, Sue Goyette
         Open Air Bindery, David Hickey
106   Ian Colford: Inspired Stillness
         Easy to Like, Edward Riche
109   Edward O'Connor: Western Men and Chinese Women
         It Is Just That Your House Is So Far Away, Steve Noyes
111   Susan Haley: Two Fine Voices
        High Speed Crow,Sheila McClarty
        Something About the Animal, Cathy Stonehouse
113   Pat Leech: Pour s'en souvenir: a remembered past
         The Lightning Field, Heather Jessup

Notes on Contributors 116


Contents, No. 250 Winter 2012

Cover

Ann Balch
Queen
watercolour
28.5 x 20.25 in.

Fiction

5        Christopher Meades: Naked Girls & The                   Grinch
23      George McWhirter: Sittings for a Photograph
         in a Green Room

64      David Swanson: The Chilean Poets
73      Jill Sexsmith: The Problem with Babies
73      Gregory Phipps: The Cheese Machine

Non-Fiction

49       Ben Miller: Compatibility and the Female Cardinal

Poetry

13       Airica Parker: Three Poems
16       Lynn Davies: Six Poems
36       Howard Wright: Two Poems
38       Pamela Porter: Three Poems
41       Darren Bifford: Two Poems
44       George Murray: Three Poems
48       Mike White: God
59       Darryl Whetter: Bicycle
61      Jami Macarty: Three Poems
67      Jade Scapillato: Two Poems
69      Thomas O'Grady: Two Poems
71      Michael Lithgow: Two Poems
83      Norman Dubie: Four Poems

Reviews

99     Rebecca Geleyn: Music, silence and the centre of luck
         Forge, Jan Zwicky
101   M. Travis Lane: Melancholy: From Image to Allegory
         Night Gears, Bren Simmers
106   Mark Silverberg: Looking other-wise
         Catchment Area, Jean Schmitt        
110   Susan Haley: Life, described as it is lived
        Grandpére, Janet Romain
113   Allison LaSorda: From Whimsy to Whim-Wham
         An Auto-Erotic History of Swings, Patricia Young

Notes on Contributors 117


Contents, No. 249 Autumn 2011

Cover

Anna Cameron
UNTITLED IX
acrylic and oil on canvas
48 x 48 in.

Fiction

18      Elisabeth de Mariaffi: You Know How I Feel
40      Dede Crane: Spirit Guides
62      Rachel Knudsen: K-Drive
88      Patty Houston: Not the Whole Elephant

Poetry

5         Anita Lahey: Ten Poems
30       Lise Gaston: Offerings
32       Shane Neilson: Two Poems
34       Ricardo Sternberg: Two Poems
36       John Pass: Around & Aboutist
38       Mary di Michele: Two Poems
50       Bruce Bond: Four Poems
76       Jeanette Lynes: Two Poems
79       Alberto Ríos: Three Poems
82       Susan Gillis: Three Poems
85       Cara-Lyn Morgan: Two Poems

Reviews

96      M. Travis Lane: Re-voicing the Dead
         Seeing Lessons, Catherine Owen
99      Karen Schindler: A Chart of the Disorderly
         Patternicity, Jim Johnstone
101    Shane Neilson: Valour Oath
         therefore CHOOSE, Keith Oatley
103   Susan Haley: The sould is a slippery thing
         Dogs at the Perimeter, Madeleine Thien
106   Zachariah Wells: Step Right Up!
         Circus, Michael Harris
         At the Gateways of the Theme Park, Peter Norman
110   Edward O'Connor: And You'll Deep Doing It Till You Get it Right
        Reliving Charley, Dean Serravalle
112   Ian Colford: Hidden Treasures
         Punishing Ugly Children, Darryl Joel Berger
         Crisp, R.W. Gray
         Light Lifting, Alexander MacLeod

Notes on Contributors 118


Contents, No. 248 Summer 2011

Cover

Réjean Roy
Petit Route de Canot 3
Gallery 78 Fredericton, NB Canada

Editorial

5       Mark Anthony Jarman: Paradise and Lunch

Fiction

6         Elisabeth Harvor: Two Pairs of Eyes
14       Bill Gaston: Geriatric Arena Grope
24       Alice Petersen: Neptune's Necklace
30       Douglas Glover: The Lost Language of Ng
38       Katherine Govier: Cuts


Fiction

47       J.M. Villaverde: Return to Sender
63       Forrest Orser: Wild Horses on an Island
71       Matthew Swaye: The Finnegans
79       ML West: My daughter of the dead reeds
88       Andrew Smith: Annabelle's Angel
95       Wayne McIntyre: The Lone Wolf
101     F.W. Birt: The Orchard
105     Gregory Foran: The Timepiece
112     Rea Tarvydas: Leon
120     Leon Rooke: Art of Pig
137     Rebecca Rosenblum: Dream Inc.
149     Clark Blaise: Brewing Tea in the Dark

Reviews

159    Ian Colford: Leveraging the Landscape
         All Those Drawn to Me, Christian Petersen
162    Susan Haley: Deceptively simple?
         The Setting Lake Sun, J.R. Leveille
164    Steve Noyes: Appealingly appalling
         Looking for Tito, Goran Simic
166    Naomi K. Lewis: Hell is Office People
         Heaven is Small, Emily Schultz
168    Ed O'Connor: Just Being Himself
        The Joyful Child, Norman Ravvin
171    Sharon Hunt: Stories of Hardship and Hope
         Butterfly Tears, Zoë S. Roy
173    Shane Neilson: Poetic Impasse
         Red Dog Red Dog, Patrick Lane
175    Mark Dickinson: A Funny House of Mirrors
         Ilustrado, Miguel Syjuco

Notes on Contributors 179


Contents, No. 247 Spring 2011

FH247

Cover

Glenn Priestley
The Hill
Commissioned in 2010 for the University of New Brunswick's C.C. Jones Student Services Centre by the Art for New Spaces Committee.

Editorial

5       Ross Leckie and Mark Anthony Jarman

Fiction

11     Will Johnson: Sea to Sky
22     Tim Bowling: Tbe Living
35     Sandra Jensen: Mihalis and the Mermaid
67     Michael Laverty: Anatomy of a Pawn Shop
89     Diana Swennes Smith: All the Body Can Tell


Poetry

8         Susan Steudel: Of Pursuits
9         Charmaine Cadeau: Attendant Spirits
10       Catherine Owen: At The Edge of Lake Simcoe
45       Melissa Walker: Two Poems
48       Ricardo Pau-Llosa: Two Poems
50       Darryl Whetter: The Softer Fossils at Joggins
52       Bruce Taylor: Four Poems
60       Julie Joosten: Two Poems
62       Elana Wolff: Three Poems
65       Cory Brown: Traffic
74       Kim Trainor: Two Poems
76       Geoffrey Cook: Two Poems
80       George Moore: Two Poems
82       J. Mark Smith: Two Poems
84       Shoshanna Wingate: Spring
86       Craig Poile: Two Poems
97       Kay Weber: Two Poems
99       Jacob Boyd: Two Poems
101     Michael Carrino: Woman at Dusk
102     Mathew Martin: Dega's "Seated Woman Adjusting her Hair
103     Jim Johnstone: Two Poems

Reviews

106    Shane Neilson: Sense-bending poetry
         Other People's Lives, Chris Hutchinson
108    Ruth Roach Pierson: A divided linguistic heritage
         Our Extraordinary Monsters, Vanesssa Moeller
111    Jesse Patrick Ferguson: Balance and Poise in a Slant Room
         Slant Room, Michael Eden Reynolds
114    Shane Neilson: Manifest beauty
         The End of the Ice Age, Terence Young
115    Evan Jones: Fascination and Repellence
         Selected Poems, Robert Bringhurst

Notes on Contributors 119


Contents, No. 246 Winter 2011

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Cover

Anna Cameron
UNTITLED V
acrylic and oil on canvas
Gallery 78 Fredericton, NB Canada

Fiction

5       Michael Doyle: The Disappearing Man
26     Sheila McClarty: Stolen
49     Greg Bechtel: The Mysterious East (Fredericton,          NB)
81     Shane Neilson: Freight
98     Marjorie Celona: Big Sex

 

Poetry

12       Jan Zwicky: Six Poems
18       Charmaine Cadeau: Five Poems
36       Christine Lowther: some of the many things you missed
38       Sandy Pool: Storge/Neikos
39       Marcus McCann: Drinking Glasses
40       Matthew Goss: BedSong
42       Jack Hannan: Two Poems
45       Medrie Purdham: Three Poems
67       Bill Howell: Wherever They Are Now
68       Tom Wayman: Two Poems
71       Garth Martens: Two Poems
73       Stephanie Yorke: From a long poem in a small town
76       Ian Williams: Three Poems
79       Steve Myers: Two Poems
87       Shane Rhodes: Four Poems

Reviews

105     M. Travis Lane: The Grace of Making
          Obituary of Light: The Sangan River Meditations, Susan Musgrave.
107    Shane Neilson: A Virtuoso Performance
         Holding Still For As Long As Possible, Zoe Whittall.
110    Ian Colford: “Random Snapshots”
         What We’re Made Of, Ryan Turner.
112    Kirstie McCallum: The faint signal of an offshore pirate radio sation
         Back Off Assassin! New and Collected Poems, Jim Smith.

Notes on Contributors 117


Contents, No. 245 Autumn 2010

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Cover

Andrew Henderson
Shell Life
watercolour 12 x 18
Gallery 78 Fredericton, NB Canada

Editorial

5      Brian Bartlett: Remembering Bill Bauer
       (1932-2010)

Fiction

17     Jane Silcott: Fallen Apples
29     Alexander MacLeod: Wonder About Parents
63     Wasela Hiyate: The Last Cigarette

 

Fiction

79     Erika Van Winden: A Feature about My Face
98     Kevin A. Couture: Lemonade Free

Poetry

9         Bill Bauer: Four Poems
22       Aislinn Hunter: Three Poems
26       Tim Bowling: Two Poems
52       Jane Munro: Three Poems
55       Barry Dempster: Four Poems
59       Jan Conn: Three Poems
67       A. F. Moritz: Four Poems
72       Daniel Aureliano Newman: Bumble Bees Have Turned to                                           Goldenrod
74       Stewart Cole: Three Poems
89       Patrick Warner: Three Poems
94       Danny Jacobs: Two Poems

Reviews

106     Mark Dickinson: An Athabaskan Iliad
          This Is What They Say: Stories by Francois Mandeville
108    Naomi K. Lewis: Tales of the Overworked and Underwashed
          Once, Rebecca Rosenblum
110     Susan Haley: A Certain Spare Charm
          The Incident Report, Martha Baillie
112     Collette Saunders: Her Own Brand of Visual Language
          February, Lisa Moore
114     Heather Jessup: Homesick for an Exact Address
          Late Nights With Wild Cowboys, Johanna Skibsrud
          The Sentimentalists, Johanna Skibsrud

Notes on Contributors 118


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Cover

Paul Mathieson
Red, White and Mustard
Acrylic on Canvas
44" x 40"
Peter Buckland Gallery
Saint John NB Canada
Gallery 78 Fredericton, NB Canada

Editorial

5      Ross Leckie: The Fiddlehead is 65!
9      Sharon McCartney: Marvin Bell Introduction
146  Katia Grubisic: Jorie Graham Introduction

Poetry

What can Eden find to compare to this?

11     Marvin Bell: Nineteen Poems
37     Sue Sinclair: Four Poems
41     Erin Knight: Three Poems
46     Sue Goyette: Three Poems

 



Poetry

Something hidden, reserved for the dark

50     Robert Gibbs: Five Poems
57     Danielle Devereaux: Three Poems
60     Jeannine Savard: Three Poems
64     Brian Bartlett: from Halifax Walks
67     Nick Thran: Two Poems
73     April Ripley: Two Poems
76     Don McKay: Six Poems

God's breath is the mist in the garden at daybreak

91       A. F. Moritz: Seven Poems
101     Cynthia Hogue: Three Poems
105     Daryl Hine: Six Poems
111     Stephanie Yorke: Three Poems
117     Don Coles: Two Poems
122     Adam Sol: Three Poems
127     Anne Compton: Five Poems

here between the moss and long corridors of afternoon light

134     M. Travis Lane: Two Poems
138     Ken Babstock: Three Poems
143     David Seymour: Three Poems
155     Jorie Graham: Ten Poems

Reviews

182    M. Travis Lane: Identifying Greatness
         Occupational Sickness
, Nichita Stanescu
186    Shane Neilson: cumulative answerings
          asking questions indoors and out, Anne Compton
188     Mark Dickinson: Songs for Physis and Tzu-jan
          Regreen: New Canadian Ecological Poetry, edited by
          Madhur Anand and Adam Dickinson
191     Sue Sinclair: Astute Lallia
          White Porcupine
, Phil Hall
197     M. Travis Lane: Left-Sided Poetry
          Botero’s Beautiful Horses
, Jan Conn
201     Steve Noyes: A desire to trace less tangible emotions
          What if red ran out, Katia Grubisic
203     Ruth Roach Pierson: Love is love, and hard enough to find
          Hooked, Carolyn Smart
206     Patricia Young: Grief’s Many Faces
          The Book of Widows
, M. Travis Lane

Notes on Contributors 210


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Cover

Werner Arnold
TIME LAPSE
pine and acrylic
36 in. tall x 72 in. long x 12 in. wide
Gallery 78 Fredericton, NB Canada

Editorial

5     Ross Leckie

Fiction

7       Eliza Robertson: Worried Woman’s Guide
21     Sara Heinonen: Oh, Mary, Mah-Lee, Mandy
28     Susi Lovell: Waves
55     R.W. Gray: Crisp
77     Jill Sexsmith: A Box Full of Wildebeest

Poetry

20     Jeff Steudel: Possum
39     Kim Trainor: Littoral
40     Heidi Garnett: I Dreamt I Died in Dubrovnik
41     John Barton: Two Poems
45     Hendrik Slegtenhorst: The Construction of Things

Poetry

46     James Gurley: On the Seventh Day Petals Fell in Petaluma
48     Meghan Martin: Two Poems
50     James Norcliffe: Two Poems
53     John Creary: Along a Dark, Wet Street
54     M.J. Golias: What Begins to be Understood Empties Us Instead
62     Shawn Riopelle: Two Poems
65     Shane Neilson: Three Poems
68     Christine Wiesenthal: Two Poems
70     Kate Cayley: Two Poems
72     Andrew Faulkner: Two Poems
74     Susan Telfer: Ghost Town
75     Jared Harel: Autobiography
76     Tim Prior: la chaloupe (the boat)
86     Michelle Elrick: Two Poems
88     Matthew Goss: The Elephant: An Apology
89     Harold Rhenisch: The Old Ones
90     Patrick M. Pilarski: Three Poems
93     Sean Howard: shadowgraph 52: such a small splitting
94     Jennifer Bronson: Quartz
97     Melanie Bell: Two Poems
99     Christen Thomas: Two Poems

Reviews

101     M. Travis Lane: In an Odd Way Nobler
          The Essential Don Coles, selected by Robyn Sarah, Don Coles
105     Shane Neilson: The How, not the What
          10 Things to Ask Yourself in Warsaw, Barbara Romanik
107     Kamia Creelman: A Random, Unsafe World
          A Heart in Port, Emily Givner
109     M. Travis Lane: Seul on est
          One, Serge Patrice Thibodeau
113     Ian Colford: Punk Rocker Comes of Age
          Love Minus Zero, Lori Hahnel
115     Catherine Greenwood: “You are an I”
          Mother Superior: Stories, Saleema Nawaz

Contributors

118   Notes on Contributors


Contents, No. 242 Winter 2010

Cover

Raymond Martin
TOURNESOLS CERF-VOLANTS
oil on canvas 40 x 30 in

Fiction

5     Deborah-Anne Tunney: Studebaker 
33    Sheila McClarty: The Government Ditch
57    Julie Curwin: Jarvis
79    Carey Rudisill: Lights are Closed
95    Lori McNulty: Ticker

Poetry

16    Russell Thornton: Five Poems
25    John Donlan: Two Poems
27    Marvin Bell: Three Poems
45    Emily Carr: Four Poems
49    matt robinson: The Grain Elevators
50    charles c. smith: Links
52    Michaela Essl: Two Poems
64    Jim Nason: Two Poems
66    Peggy Shumaker: Three Poems
70    Jeffery Donaldson: Five Poems
89    Carol Barbour: Farewell to Woodsyman
90    Miranda Hill: Two Poems
93    Mike Madill: Jesus and the Soap-Dish

Reviews

103   H. Nigel Thomas: Delight in the poetry
      I & I, George Elliott Clarke
106   Mark Dickinson: "that sense of momentary simultaneity"
      Personal History, Roo Borson
108   Naomi Lewis: The Exquisite Pain of Exile
      Evidence, Ian Colford
110   John Herbert Cunningham: uniquely boundary-crossing art
      bush camp, Marvin Francis
113   Susan Haley: Monkey Time in the Third German Zoo
      Eva's Threepenny Theatre, Andrew Steinmetz

Contributors

116   Notes on Contributors


Contents, No. 241 Autumn 2009

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Cover

Tom Forrestall "Field Boss"
copyright to Tom Forrestall 2009
Fog Forest Gallery
Sackville, New Brunswick Canada

Fiction

16    Nicholas Ruddock: Butterpot
34    Wasela Hiyate: Travel Is so Broadening
61    Michael Kissinger: Ears
81    Jennifer Hedges: The Sleep Mask
100   Renée Hartleib: Growing Breasts

Poetry

5     Norman Dubie: Five Poems
10    Elizabyth A. Hiscox: Three Poems
13    Shane Neilson: Touching Down at the Fredericton Airport
23    Vanessa Moeller: Abandoned Postcards
Found in Hotel Room 464

28    Blaise Moritz: Two Poems
30    Edwin Turner: Shadows
32    Sandra Ridley: Two Poems
47    Cynthia Hogue: Three Poems

Poetry

53    Douglas S. Jones: Two Poems
55    Kirstie McCallum: The Biblical Story of Mustard
56    Kathleen Brown: Two Poems
59    Emily Davidson: Two Poems
70    Stephanie Gehring: Three Poems
77    Ilona Martonfi: Two Poems
80    Hillel Schwartz: Certitude
89    Darryl Whetter: Mary Anning (1799-1847), Some Members
91    Paul Tyler: Two Poems
93    John Wall Barger: Two Poems
97    Brian Burke: the sno-eld in Caesar's fields
99    Richard Kenefic: Bovine Nietzsche

Reviews

106   Jesse Patrick Ferguson: Lived Experience in Clear Language
      The Dream World, Alison Pick
107   Kristel Thornell: Eyes Wide Open
      The Last Will and Testament of Jon Martinez de Larrume, Antony Christie
110   Ted Colson: That's History for You: Gossip, Fact, Opinion
      The Man Who Said No: Reading Jacob Bailey, Loyalist, Kent Thompson
115   Lynn Davies: A Sort of Jam Session
      Woodshedding, S.E. Venart
117   Ruth Roach Pierson: For
      Against, Sharon McCartney
120   Greg Shupak: No Stone Unconsidered
      All Things Considered, Patricia Stone
122   Benjamin Griffin: A Lens for a Violent, Passionate and Incendiary Period in History
      Imperfect Penance, Mitchell Parry
124   Warren Heiti: Sickness, Catharsis, and the City inside the Skin
      Orphic Politics, Tim Lilburn
129   Shane Neilson: No Proof of Faith
      Perfecting, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Contributors

132   Notes on Contributors


Contents, No. 240 Summer 2009

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Suzanne Hill
Markers, 1 of 3

Editorial

 5   Mark Anthony Jarman: Dark Was the Night, Bright Was the Diamond

Fiction

6     Alice Petersen: Among the Trees
13    Rebecca Rosenblum: ContEd
27    Rebecca Rosenblum: Tech Support
41    Richard Cumyn: The Goddess Throws Down

 

Fiction

49    Hazel Lyder: Grasping History
56    Jeff Park: A Boat in Still Water
71    Jeff Park: Back to Disney
81    Paul Martone: Homecoming
92    Lori Hahnel: Excerpt from Love Minus Zero
96    Elisabeth de Mariaffi: Ajaccio Belonged to the Genoese
103   J.M. Villaverde: The Spanish Hour
118   Stephanie Austin: "The Sink in Here Is Always Wet"
127   Hugh Graham: Klenau's Advance
137   Andrew MacDonald: "Customer X"
144   Jennifer Stone: Knowing
151   Steven Heighton: Shared Room On Union

Reviews

164   Katia Grubisic: Mating Rituals of Homo Sapiens Newfoundlandsis The Darren Effect, Libby Creelman
166   Pat Leech: Life's Greatest Questions: The Enigmas of Human Emotion The Withdrawal Method, Pasha Malla
168   Shane Neilson: Not a Traditional Coming-of-Age Story
      Skin Room, Sara Tilley
171   Ian Colford: Movie Magic
      Silver Salts, Mark Blagrave
173   Richard Cumyn: The Compleat Male Quintet, Douglas Arthur Brown The Order of Good Cheer, Bill Gaston
176   Edward O'Connor: His Debate with Pain
      The Push & The Pull, Darryl Whetter

Notes on Contributors 179


Contents, No. 239 Spring 2009

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Ned Bear:
OKISKOWEHIKEW 2003:
23.5 x 12 x 8 in

Fiction

9     Laura Trunkey: Healing Touch
23    Kirsten Donaghey: What You've Been Missing
29    Ryan Frawley: Linares del Arroyo
49    Alex Leslie: Ghost Stories
72    Michael Murphy: In the Room the Women

Poetry

7     Russell Thornton: The Rain Bush
20    Colleen Sanders: Emergence
22    Patricia Young: Sign of the Times
35    Robyn Sarah: Three Poems

 

Poetry

42    Lisa Martin-DeMoor: Three Poems
46    Shane Neilson: Three Poems
59    Tom Wayman: The Town Where Winter Begins
60    Susan Glickman: Two Poems
62    Eric Roy: Kalimoxto
63    Michael Blouin: let rest
64    David Zieroth: Two Poems
68    Marilyn Iwama: Sunday Morning at the Coffin Maker's House
69    Louisa Howerow: The Inadequacy of Guidebooks
70    Katerina Fretwell: Healing Wings
81    Zoë Landale: Breath Attaches Us: Sestina with Right Hand Drive
83    Gerard Beirne: Two Poems
88    Eric Paul Shaffer: On the Occasion of Andy's Cancer Diagnosis
90    Kathy Mac: Two Poems
92    Leanne Averbach: Projection
93    Stan Rogal: They Called Me the Hyacinth Girl

Reviews

95    M. Travis Lane: Locating the Author
       feria: a poempark, Oana Avasilichioae
       Cypress, Barbara Klar Breaker, Sue Sinclair
103   Michael Thorpe: Voices of Memory
       Aide Mémoire, Ruth Roach Pierson
       Water Strider, Karen Hofmann
107   John H Cunningham: Masque
       Little theatres, Erín Moure
109   Karen Schindler: And This Revealed
       Erratic, Donna Kane
112   Steve Noyes: Bound to a Wine-Dark Doubt
       The Bindery, Shane Rhodes
115   Nancy Richler: Willng Amnesia
       Cricket in a Fist, Naomi K. Lewis
116   Susan Haley: The Arctic We Don't Know
       Iliarjuk, Dracc Dreque

Notes on Contributors 117


Contents, No. 238 Winter 2009

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Ned Bear:
IHKOPIWIPISIM AHCAHK 1996
stained birch with bear fur, horse hair and leather lacing
16 x 9 x 7 in

Fiction                           

16    Colette Maitland: Rod and Real
37    L. Annette Binder: Castle Rock
49    Dean Serravalle: Varicose Veins
67    Thodora Armstrong: Fishtail                         

Poetry

5     David Seymour: Two Poems
9     Chris Hutchinson: Four Poems
14    Robert Gibbs: Baroque Wheezings
15    Monica Kidd: Rheumutic Fever

 

Poetry

28    Andrew Slattery: Two Poems
31    Erika Westman: Canyon Winds at Eglinton and Yonge, Late December
32    Claire Battershill: Two Poems
35    Zoe Whittall: Precordial Thump
44    Margaret Christakos: Two Poems
46    Shane Rhodes: Two Poems
57    Michael Johnson: Six Poems
64    James Wood: Catherine Wheel
65    Catherine Owen: Humility
66    Laurelyn Whitt: Memorial
82    James Pollock: Four Poems
86    Bren Simmers: Two Poems
88    Maureen Hynes: Three Poems
91    Maurice Mierau: In Danger or Threatened
92    Joe Wilkins: Seven Devils

Reviews

95    Jennifer Andrews: The Legacy of the Rolling Head
The Crooked Good, Louise Halfe
98    Edward O'Connor: The Poet and His Headstrong Daughter
Conceit, Mary Novik
100   Richard Cumyn: The Forest of Our Iniquity
Helpless, Barbara Gowdy
102   Eric Miller: Unbaked Bread at Forsaken Hours
The Sweet Fuels, Erin Knight
105   Shane Neilson: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
A Thaw Foretold, Mike Barnes
106   Michael DeBeyer: Forging Academic Inroads
Meetings with Maritime Poets, Ann Compton
109   Ruth Roach Pierson: Quirky Humour and Intellectual Compression
Courage Underground, Julie Roorda
112   Jamie Dopp: The Face Before the Mask
Night Work, Randall Maggs
115   Catherine Greenwood: Grounded, but not down
The View from a Kite, Maureen Hull
117   John Herbert Cunningham: A Poetry of the Intellect
Aiken Drum, Peter Sanger

 Notes on Contributors 120

 


Contents, No. 237 Autumn 2008

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 Ned Bear:
MAHMIHK 1994
butternut with bear fur, horse hair and leather lacing
18.5 x 11 x 8.5 in

Fiction

5     Karen Malley: After the Shower
26    Mary Akers: Pygmalion (Recast)
47    Nicole Dixon: Diving for Pearls
67    Alice Petersen: Scottish Annie
82    Lucy Policelli: Passages
93    Steve Noyes: from The Holograph

Poetry

12    Shane Neilson: Three Poems
16    Myles Zacharias: To My Son From a Trench
17    Kerrin McCadden: After the Apocalypse
18    David Barrick: Where Are the Werewolves

 

Poetry

20    Barry Dempster: Three Poems
36    Richard Lemm: Two Poems
39    Matthew Tierney: Plosive & Fricative
43    Michael Lista: Positions and Psalm
46    Michael Penny: Defined Terms for a Contemplated Contract
55    Alberto Ros: Three Poems
59    Gerald Hill: International Harvester 140
60    Ricardo Pau-Llosa: Two Poems
62    Nicholas Bradley: The Parts of a Cat
63    Edward Gates: XXXIV
64    Micheline Maylor: Two Poems
66    Natalie Helberg: ritually of earth
73    Nancy Anne Miller: Ebury Court Hotel
74    Laura Madeline Wiseman: Chihuahua
75    Miranda Hill: Two Poems
77    Phoebe Wray: Biography
78    Anis Shivani: At the Simla Hill Station, June 1910
79    John Mann: Two Poems
81    Daniel Langton: Italy
88    Sam Cheuk: Love Letter #23 A lover's discourse

Reviews

104   Ian Colford: Round and Round We Go
      Kindly Light, Robert Gibb
106   M. Travis Lane: A Will to Language
      Shall: ghazals, Catherine Owen
109   Shane Neilson: Goody Is in the Details
         Goody Bledsoe, Heather Doherty
111   Steve Noyes: The Lower Eastside Book of the Dead
      Skids, Cathleen With
114   Michael DeBeyer: Hooked
      Hitch, Matthew Holmes

Notes on Contributors 117

 


Contents, No. 236 Summer 2008

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David McKay
The Big Barn in June

Watercolour, 21 x 29 in.

Editorial

5     Tammy Armstrong: Editorial
7     Ross Leckie: Charles Wright in Canada

Poetry

      I.
9     Charles Wright: Twenty-Two Poems
38    Jan Zwicky: Music and Silence: Seven Variations
45    Tim Bowling: Four Poems
53    Troy Jollimore: Three Poems

      II.
59    Marvin Bell: Five Poems
64    Karen Solie: Two Poems
67    Mark Callanan: Two Poems
69    Sheryda Warrener: Balcony
70    M. Travis Lane: Two Poems
73    Suzanne Nussey: Advice to City Dwellers
75    Patrick Warner: Three Poems

Poetry

      III.
79    Maleea Acker: Two Poems
82    David Reibetanz: Three Poems
87    Andrew Sant: Two Poems
91    Barbara Pelman: Counterpoint and Pause
93    Brecken Rose Hancock: The Near Site
95    Mary Dalton: Waste Ground
100   Alison Pick: Two Poems

      IV.
103   Geoffrey Lindsay: Two Poems
106   Eric Miller: Two Poems
108   John Barton: Two Poems
113   Triny Finlay: Four Poems
117   George McWhirter: Three Poems
124   Jane Munro: Two Poems
126   Ern Moure: Three Poems from Elisa Sampedrn's O Resplandor
130   Lynn Davies:  Three Poems

      V.
135   Anne Simpson: Clear
138   Sharon McCartney: Two Poems
140   Warren Heiti: Four Poems
144   Jennica Harper: Two Poems
147   Phil Hall: Three Poems
150   Ken Babstock: Three Poems
155   Jeramy Dodds: Four Poems

Essay
159   Bruce Meyer: The Fine Art of Adapting: The Poetry of M. Travis Lane

Reviews
163   Katia Grubisic: All Aboard the Omnibus
      I, Nadja, and Other Poems, Susan Elmslie, Nerve Squall, Sylvia Legris, Hot Poppies, Leon Rooke
167   M. Travis Lane: The Message of Keats' Urn
      A Curious Beatitude, Sarah Klassen, Stones Call Out, Pamela Porter
172   Ruth Roach Pierson: Lessons in Darkness
      songs for the dancing chicken, emily schultz
174   Karen Schindler: Shane Neilson's Allotment of Canvas
      Exterminate My Heart, Shane Neilson
177   George Amabile: The Poem as Timepiece
      The Watchmaker's Table, Brian Bartlett

Notes on Contributors 181

 


Contents, No. 235 Spring 2008

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George Strunz
Tulips, Waterolour, 9 x 12 in.

Fiction
7     Maureen Bilerman: Geographic Tongue
16    Richard Simas: Ivo's Border
35    Lesley Buxton:  Blind Spot
51    Dave Margoshes: Lettres d'amour
71    Lori Hahnel: Art Is Long
87    John C. Goodman: Stones
90    Dave Miller: Road Signs

 

Poetry
12    Jamella Hagen:  Leaving the North
14    ShaneNeilson: Winning is the only thing
15    Susan Steudel: Almanac

Poetry
30    Tim Bowling: Four Poems
46    Katia Grubisic: Five Poems
61    Jim Johnstone: Saturn's Witness
62    Gabe Foreman: Two Poems
64    Robert Colman: The yoga instructor
66    Regan Taylor: Cleaning the Bank
67    Cornelia Hoogland: Two Poems
69    Tiphanie Yanique: Two Poems
77    Shari Andrews: Two Poems
79    Samantha Bernstein: Happiness
81    Andy Weaver: A Scotch Prayer
82    Johanna Skibsrud: Some Intimacy Beside the Five-Storey Pagoda, at Sundown
83    Amy-Leah White: Two Poems
85    Kate Kennedy: Two Poems

Reviews
99    M. Travis Lane: Bird Milk (aka): Poets of Promise
        The Milk of Birds, Gary Michael Dault
          Flesh, A Naked Dress, Susan Andrews Grace
102   Lynn Davies: Our Home, Called Earth
           Inter Alia, David Seymour
105   Naomi K. Lewis: Time's Long, Scarring Reach
            Long After Fathers, Roberta Rees
107   Steve Noyes: No Hint of the Canadian Urban
           Best Canadian Stories 06, ed. Douglas Glover
110   Nancy Richler: Uncovering the "Truth" of History
          Hannus, Rachel Lebowitz
112   Adam Sol: A Poet's Obsession
            Surviving the Censor, Rafi Aaron
114   Jesse Fergusson: "Charm against Jaguar"
           The Book of Were, Wayne Clifford

Notes on Contributors 117


Contents, No. 234 Winter 2008

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Dawn McCracken
Detail from: Sunflower, Cloud, Late Summer
32 x 40 in, oil on board
Gallery 78 Fine Art

Fiction
10    Aaron Shepard: A Scent of Hibiscus
30    Randy DeVita: At the Penguinarium
50    Joel Katelnikoff: The Rise and Fall of Hockey Card Empires
69    Salvatore Difalco: The Fishhouse
87    Mary Lou Dickinson: The Empty Chair
102   Zooly McNulty: Molly, Enough's Enough

Poetry
5     Patricia Young: Three Poems
20    A. F. Mortiz: Four Poems
24    Robyn Sarah: Two Poems

Poetry
27    Margo Wheaton: Two Poems
41    Sonja Greckol: Plummet
42    Paul Finn: Two Poems
44    Matilka Krow: Two Poems
46    Susie DeCoste: Four Poems
59    Emilia Nielsen: Vernacular Hearts
63    Michael deBeyer: Two Poems
65    Nanci Lee: Adopted
66    Jan Conn: Two Poems
81    John Terpstra: Two Poems
84    Eleonore Schnmaier:Dollhoused
85    Rawdon Tomlinson: Two Poems
94    Beverley Bie Brahic: Dream # 1729
95    Aaron Giovannone: Two Poems
96    Young Smith: Two Poems
99    Milan Parab: The Feel of Glass at Night
100   Cory Brown: Memory

Reviews
110   Steve Noyes: Woebegone and Woken Worlds
                All Our Wonder Unavenged, Don Domanski
112   Shane Neilson: Two First Collections
                Dance of the Suitors, J.M. Villaverde and Bloodknots, Ami Sands
Brodoff
115   M. Travis Lane: "Taking the Curse Comic"
                The Burning Alphabet, Barry Dempster
118   Heather Jessup: ... made more beautiful by the threat of frost
                Airstream, Patricia Young
120   Ian Colford: Who am I? Where did I come from?
                Cathedral Women, Carol Malyon
122   Adrian Fowler: Hero, Tragic Figure, or Demagogue?
                A Settlement of Memory, Gordon Rodgers

Notes on Contributors 125


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Lucien Freud (British, 1922- )
Hotel Bedroom, 1954
91.1 x 24.0 cm, oil on canvas
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery / The Beaverbrook Foundation (in dispute,
2004)

Editorial
 5    Ross Leckie
 6    Roger Ploude
 8    Michael Taylor
10    James Langer

 

Fiction
28    Andrew Daley: Wermshafter, Love
48    Julie Paul: Feeding on Demand
65    Jared Young: Masters of Kung-Fu
80    Jason Markowsky: The Accordion Player
93    Derek Hayes: A Feel for America

Poetry
12    Simon Armitage:  Ten Poems
40    Matt Rader: Two Poems
42    Carla Funk: Two Poems
44    Tom Wayman: The Loneliness of Beauty
46    Stephanie Yorke: Two Poems
55    Kristina Bresnen: Nine Poems
74    David Martin: Concrete Therapy
75    John Lofranco: 100 Miles in 7 days
76    Jennifer Houle: Two Poems
78    Melanie Boyd: Two Poems
87    Henry Beissel: Cosmic Auditorium
88    Karen Hofmann: Two Poems
90    Leif E. Vaage: Two Poems

Reviews
105   Lynn Davies: That Wily Comrade, Self-Doubt
                 First Writes, Various
108   Ruth Roach Pierson: A Rock-Dove of a Rock & Roller
                 Radiant Danse uv being, a poetic portrait of bill bissett, Various
111   Steve Noyes: The Elusive Ciphering of Family
                 The Work of Mercy, Stephen Guppy
113   Warren Heiti: Walker's Shawl, Weaver's End
                 The Ice House, Melissa Walker
                 Were the Bees, Andy Weaver
116   Nigel Thomas: A Memorable Sojourn
                 The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill

Notes on Contributors 119


Contents, No. 232 Summer 2007

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Carol Collicutt
Untitled - The Havana Series, 2002.
Mixed media on paper, 56 x 38 c. m.

Editorial
4       Mark Jarman

Fiction
6     Raymond Fraser: Leonard of Montreal
16    Russell Wangersky: Delivery
23    Patricia Young: The Pool Man

Fiction
41    Terence Young: The Big Money
48    Julie Paul: Radio Who
59    Alexander Jackson: The God of Dog Teeth and Ice     
72    Edward O'Connor: A Loser's Paradise
85    Jasmina Odor: Certainties
94    Gavin J. Babstock: The Landing
100   Richard Cumyn: In the Wash
107   Lorna Drew: Up in the Air and Down
113   David Whitton: The Parties of Sverdlovsk Oblast
117   Barbara Romanik: The Barn
124   Kenneth Bonert: White Flight
147   Anik See: binary
161   Lesley Millard: Out of Season
164   Scott McIntyre: Mnage  Quatre

Reviews
173   Steve Noyes: Kayf during Wartime
          DeNiro's Game, Rawi Hage
175   Danny Jacobs: When the Wheels Fall Off
          The Hour of Bad Decisions, Russell Wangersky
177   Katia Grubisic: Calling it Happiness
          Ladykiller, Charlotte Gill and Most Wanted, Vivette J. Kady
180   Ian Colford: If I Die in a Combat Zone
          Bonk on the Head, John-James Ford

Notes on Contributors 183


Contents, No. 231 Spring 2007

Cover

Carol Collicutt:
Swirl #1 91 x 61 cm, acrylic on mylar

Editorial

5    Ross Leckie

Fiction

10   Naomi K. Lewis: The Guiding Light
33   Jane Finlayson: Breathless
39   Kathleen Brown: National Redirect
64   Christopher Kent: 2500 Miles from Amherst
86   Caitlin Hicks: Catholic Love

Poetry

7    Tim Bowling: The Book Collector
30   John Reibetanz: The Vineyard
31   Carmine Starnino: Squash Rackets

Poetry

45   Barry Dempster: Two Poems
49   Iain Higgins:Two Poems
51   Valerie Stetson: Two Poems
53   Ron Charach: Minimalist
55   J. Mark Smith: Two Poems
60   Shane Neilson: Two Poems
72   Elizabeth Philips: Two Poems
76   Donna Kane: Two Poems
78   Dan Stryk: Two Poems
82   J. R. Toriseva: Encyclopedia of Grass
84   Mary Cameron: Untitled
85   Page Richards: Temporary Dusk
92   Carla Hartsfield:Womb of Orange
94   Rosemary Clewes: Lookout
95   Adam Sol: Three Poems
98   Eric Miller: Two Poems

Reviews

101  M. Travis Lane: A Cultivated Perception
    A Plot of Light, Susan McCaslin
104  Ruth Roach Pierson: The Political Made Poetic
    Inventory, Dionne Brand
108  Jesse Ferguson: Breaking Old Ground
    Strike/Slip, Don McKay
110  Sheri Benning: On the Day of Wings: The
     Wor(l)d According to Anne
    When Earth Leaps Up, Anne Szumigalski
113  Robert Priest: Honed, Wise, and Quotable
    God is in the Cracks, Robert Sward
116  Shane Neilson: Specific Memories
    Growing Up Stupid Under the Union Jack, Austin
     Clarke
                
Notes on Contributors 119

 


Contents, No. 230 Winter 2007

Cover

Carol Collicutt:
Balancing Act 38 x 28 cm, acrylic on paper

Editorial

5     Ross Leckie
6     Andrew Sant: Australian Poetry

Fiction

33    Russell Wangersky: Bowling Night
41    Roseanne Harvey: Love in Vain
59    Elaine McClusky: Little Eric
68    William Lynch: If I Were Making a Film
88    Laura Wang Arseneau: The Hundred Wild Geese

Poetry

7      Judith Beveridge: Two Poems
9      Sarah Day: Two Poems
11    Stephen Edgar: Two Poems
14    John Kinsella: Two Poems

Poetry

16    Anthony Lawrence: Two Poems
18    Bronwyn Lea: Two Poems
21    Les Murray: Two Poems
23    Jan Owen: Two Poems
26    Peter Porter: Two Poems
28    Philip Salom: Two Poems
31    Kathleen Stewart: Two Poems
47    Rachel Lebowitz: Three Poems
50    Charlotte Hussey: Two Poems
52    Heather Cadsby: Aubade
53    Patrick Warner: Three Poems
76    Lorna Crozier: Three Poems
79    C. Durning Carroll: About the Forgotten War
80    Janice Whiskeyjack.Cameron: More Than One Empire
81    Kathy Mac: May: Birch
82    Alpay Ulku: Whispering Ice
83    David Clink: Two Poems
85    Steve Noyes: As Was

Reviews

96   M. Travis Lane: Oceanography
      Standing Wave, Robert Allen
101   Michael Thorpe: Conscious Tactile Life
        Touch Earth, M. Travis Lane
104   Marc Thackray: Searching for Hearts Content
         Stormy Weather/Foursomes, Stan Dragland
108   Shane Neilson: A Real Dialogue
         Ghost Country, Steve Noyes.
110    M. Travis Lane: Deep Time
          No End to the Earth, Hlne Dorion
112     Nancy Bauer: Reeling in Voices
          When I Was Young & In My Prime, Alayna Munce
114     Robert Sward: Wild Poems
          Night Echoes, Ronnie Brown
          States of Matter, Ronnie Brown

Notes on Contributors    119

 


Contents, No. 229 Autumn 2006

Cover

Stephen May
Lemon the Canary in Death

Editorial

5       Ross Leckie
 
Fiction

9       Margaret Sweatman: A White Hotel
31     Kevin A. Couture: Lost Valley
53     Nicholas Ruddock: How Eunice Got Her Baby
72     Michael Bryson: No One Wants to Be Next
87     Carol Bruneau: Combinations
102    Michael Rottman: Bronynosets

Poetry

18    Adam Dickinson: Three Poems
23    Nadine McInnis: Miasma Theory

Poetry

24    Anne Shifrer: Two Poems
26    Tony DSouza: Vermeers The Letter
27    Andrew Sant: Two Poems
44    John Wall Barger: Random Ceremony #8 (Feast Alone at Cousins Diner)
45    Andrea MacPherson: at the Pigalle Metro
46    Ria Voros: For Marta in Geresdorf
48    Jannie Edwards: Two Poems
50    Elise Partridge: Passages: Daughter and Mother
52    Maureen Hynes: Wedding, 1927
59    Rachel Lebowitz: Four Poems
63    Michael Quilty: Two Poems
69    Peter Richardson: Two Poems
78    Stephanie Yorke: Coronet Player
79    Desmond Graham: Two Poems
82    Shane Rhodes: Within the Limits Herein Defined: A Found Poem
84    Karen Enns: Foresight
85    Amber Dawn Upfold: At Night, Alone
86    Chris Banks: Culling Song
93    Samantha Marcelo: Two Poems
95    Hillel Schwartz: Found
96    Christopher A. Taylor: Facing North
98    David Barrick: A Dove On January 22
100  Sachiko Murakami: Two Poems

Reviews

112    Bill Bauer:
         ... not explicitly generalized Eyehill, Kelly Cooper
114    M. Travis Lane: Contemporary in the Best Sense
         Change in a Razor-Backed Season, Michael DeBeyer
116     Helen Fogwill Porter: Unique and Unrestrained
           Bishops Road, Catherine Safer
118     Michael Lockett: Shared Objects
           Splitting Off, Triny Finlay
120     Robert Gibbs: An Invigorating Sense of Shared Loss
          Beautiful Veins, Joseph Sherman

Notes on Contributors    126


Contents, No. 228 Summer 2006

Cover

Photograph by Ross Leckie
Bhutan:  Mountains, and men with bamboo

Editorial

5     Ross Leckie
 
Nonchalant as any human hunger

8     Erin Knight: Three Poems
12    George Sipos:  Five Poems
17    Shane Rhodes:  Two Poems
21    Stephanie Bolster:  Four Poems
25    John Donlan:  Three Poems
28    David O'Meara:  Four Poems
32    S.E. Venart:  Four Poems
36    Sue Sinclair: Three Poems

As if to mark a reader's place

42    Stewart Cole:  Four Poems
46    Madeline Bassnett:  Four Poems
50    James McCorkle:  Four Poems
56    M. Travis Lane:  Three Poems
60    Catherine Greenwood:  Three Poems
66    Blaise Moritz: Two Poems

Gears are simple, easy

72    Michael Kenyon:  The Last House
76    Steve McOrmond:  Two Poems
78    Matthew Holmes:  Two Poems
80    Debra Franke:  Three Poems
84    Katia Grubisic:  Three Poems
88    Carmelita McGrath:  Two Poems
92    Patricia Young:  Three Poems

Lonely, playful, large-beaked, queer and rare

100   John Reibetanz:  Four Poems
106   Robert Gibbs:  Two Poems
109   E. Blagrave:  Four Poems
113   David Manicom:  Three Poems
117   Jeredith Merrin:  Three Poems
123   Robyn Sarah:  Three Poems

Why is the past such a comforting distillery

128   Adam Dickinson:  Three Poems
131   Elise Partridge:  Two Poems
134   Sharon McCartney:  Four Poems
138   Tammy Armstrong:  Four Poems
142   John Barton:  Three Poems
148   Ken Howe:  Two Poems
150   Brian Bartlett:  Four Poems

Essay

155   Tim Lilburn: Thinking the Rule of Benedict Within Modernity

Reviews

164   Michael DeBeyer: Joining the Domestic with the Wild
      where sound pools, Lynn Davies
166   M. Travis Lane: Excursions:
      False Maps for Other Creatures, Jay Millar
170   Sue Sinclair: Not merely a set of peculiar images
      Memoirs of an Alias by Jason Heroux.
172   Marnie Parsons: Choice Between Refusal and Assent
      Anything but the Moon, George Sipos
      Crossing the Straits, Richard Greene
176   JC Bellringer: Potato Chips?
      The World Is a Heartbreaker, Sherwin Tjia
177   Ruth Roach Pierson: A Pine Inkling
      An Oak Hunch, Phil Hall
182   Stewart Cole: Exquisite Artifice
      The Pearl King and Other Poems, Catherine Greenwood

Notes on Contributors  185


Contents, No. 227 Spring 2006

Cover

Beth Lenco
White Cat 30 x 30 cm,  oil on canvas
Private collection

Editorial

5     Ross Leckie

Fiction

9     Grant Buday:  The Curve of the Earth
23    Robert James Hicks:  Family Day
49    Stephanie Coyne DeGhett:  Weather Like Last Year
66    Alison Hack:  Ride
84    Laura Boudreau:  The Party
86    R. Rti:  A Pessimist's Alphabet
92    JC Bellringer:  Zlata and Chi Chi

Poetry

19    Judith Krause:  Birthday Portrait
21    Jeanette Lynes: The Tenth Anniversary of My Father's Barn
22    Ricardo Pau-Llosa:  Regina
39    Melissa Walker:  Two Poems
41    Brad Buchanan:  Selling Home
42    Laurence Hutchman: Three Poems 
46    Michael W. Czuma:  Drer's Apprentice  
48    Adrienne Barrett:  In the bedroom
56    Fiona Tinwei Lam:  Two Poems
59    Eric Millter:  Five Poems
65    Andrew Titus:  On taking down an elm
74    Ingrid Ruthig:  Two Poems
76    Margaret Christakos:  Son
82    Arthur Bull:  Two Poems
87    Jena Schmitt:  Three Poems
100   Lisa Martin-DeMoor: Four Poems
                    
Reviews

106   M. Travis Lane: A Rare Originality
      According to Loon Bay, Hannah Main-Van der Kamp
109   Dina Cox:  Beyond Shirts and Peonies
        Worried into Being: An Unfinished Alphabet, Joseph
         Sherman
112   Ian Colford: Trouble in the Spirit World
       Midnight Sun: A Novel, Lawrence Osgood
114   Warren Heiti: Transcriptions of the Apse of Space
      The Burning Eaves, David Manicom
117 Ruth Roach Pierson: Public and Private: That
        Interface Public Works, Ronna Bloom processional, Anne Compton
121   Ted Colson: Lo! Angels
        The Look of Angels, Geoff Butler
124    JC Bellringer: Just slightly beyond the usual scope
        of occupation or experience A Short Journey By Car, Liam Durcan
     
Notes on Contributors  127


Contents, No. 226 Winter 2005

Cover

Mark Dixon
Red Pools
35 x 30 cm acrylic on canvas

Fiction

5    Mark Foss: "Off-season"
23    Jason Markowsky: Red Wine Is for Manna
40    Rebecca Fredrickson: Theatre in E Minor
59    Andrew Tibbetts: Thirteen Glimpses of My               Mother Unaware of Being Watched
78    Carol Shaben: What You Want to Say
93    Carolyn Norberg: Somewhere in Ontario
97    M.A.C. Farrant: Divination: The Thorny        
     Practice of Wants

Poetry

12     Sheri Benning: Two Poems
15     Mitchell Parry: Five Poems
20     James Langer: Two Poems
22     Roxanna Bennett: Another Motive for Metaphor
31     Jeramy Dodds: Two Poems

Poetry

33     John Barton: Our Embrace: Random tudes, 1 through 4
37     Suzanne Robertson: Signs
48     Zo Landale: April Is a Cruel Season for Ghosts
49     Robin Chapman: The Eelgrass Meadow
50     Ian LeTourneau: Two Poems
52     Megan Kruse : Two Poems
54     Treava Ann Kellington: Four Poems
58     Kezia Speirs: Old Song and Dance
70     Mike White: Two Poems
73     Elizabeth Brewster: Graveyard in October
75     David Zieroth: Three Poems
84     Ruth Roach Pierson: Four Poems
88     Dave Sidjak: Polis
89     Jason Guriel: Elegy for Josef Hassid, 1923-1950
90     Howard Wright: Two Poems
92     Leigh Kotsilidis: Artificial Reef

Reviews

99     Warren Heiti: Politics and Specificity
         Immigrant Blues and From Sarajevo, With Sorrow, Goran Simi
103    M. Travis Lane: Prose or Poetry?
         Postcards from Ex-Lovers, Jo-Anne Elder
106    Sharon McCartney: An undercurrent of loss
         Drowning Lessons, Maureen Scott Harris
108    Warren Heiti: The Sexiest Small Press in Montral
         Barometer, Katia Grubii, The Electric Man, Johanna Skibsrud
110    Shane Neilson: Reaching for Al
         Yours, Al: The Collected Letters of Al Purdy, Ed. Sam Solecki
118    Michelle Ariss: Poetic Leverage
         A Day's Grace: Poems 1997-2002, Robyn Sarah
120    Ian LeTourneau: To the Form of the Matter
         In Fine Form: The Canadian Book of Form Poetry,
         edited by Kate Braid and Sandy Shreve

Notes on Contributors 123


Contents, No. 225 Autumn 2005

Cover

Raymond Martin
Serenade
oil on canvas, 40 x 30 inches

Editorial

5     Ross Leckie

Fiction

7     Patricia Stone: Cunning Stunts
33     Urs Frei: Chance
59     Jasmina Odor: You Can't Stay Here
81     Garret Dwyer Joyce: The Subversive Effects of         Alberta Rain

Poetry

21     Traci Elder O'Dea: Heavy Metal Drummer Part         II
23     Jan Conn: Two Poems
27     Jen Currin: Two Poems


Poetry

30     Chris Hutchinson: Two Poems
43     Roger Nash: What Your Body Says
46     Eleonore Shönmaier: Two Poems
49     Antony Di Nardo: Dead Blue Heron
50     Micheal Blouin: look.here.
52     Donna Kane: Three Poems
56     S.P. Zitner: Two Poems
66     Don McKay: Quartz Crsytal
67     R.M. Vaughan: VEIXE
70     Alpay Ulku: The Watchers
71     Paul C. Howell: Oz
74     Russel Thornton: Two Poems
77     Christine McPhee: Northern Lights
78     Lee McCarthy Singleton: The Cranberry Harversters
89     Derk Wynard: Three Poems
94     Lenna McLennan: from Trapeze
97     Dave Cavanagh: High Wire
99     Barbara Klar: Two Poems
101   Zachariah Wells: Corona: After the Blizzard

Reviews

106     Shane Neilson: Close Adherence to the Spoken Voice
          One Heart, One Way, Greg Cook
109     Michael DeBeyer: The Backyard Flickering with Truth
          Fireflies in the Magnolia Grove, John Smith
112     Ian Colford: Nightmare Senario
          A Perfect Night to go to China, David Gilmour
115     Ian Letourneau: Brent MacLaine's Sleek Purpose
          These Fields Were Rivers, Brent Macline
118     David Creelman: A Long Collection of Postmodern Stories
          Being Fiction: Short Stories, John Moss
119     Sharon McCartney: Submerged in the Glories of Language
          Unsettled, Zachariah Wells
122     Michlle Ariss: Authenticated by the Ear
          Always Now (Three Volumes), Margeret Avison

Notes on Contributors 126


Contents, No. 224 Summer 2005

Cover

Brian MacKinnon
"You're Home!"

Enamel, oil, and lacquer on gator board, 36 x 41"

Editorial

 5       Mark Jarman

Fiction

 7       Bill Gaston:  Freedom
19      Joanne Merriam:  Seeing Red
23      Grant Buday:  Baggage
30      Edythe Crane:  Raising Blood      

Fiction

39       M. Lynx Qualey:  Tamar and Gamal        
44       Edward O'Connor:  Bed of Nails
54       Sean Johnston:  Big Books Shut    
65       Wanda Campbell:  Cat House
72       Clayton Bailey:  Optique
79       Barbara Romanik:  A Creator Who Cares about You         
87       Pasha Malla:  Another Great Canadian Ethnic Fiction
89       Kate Sturdy:  The Storm
99       Shayna Krishnasamy: The Deed of the Monkeys
104      Mark Blagrave:  Proserpina
109      Joan Alexander:  Home for Lunch
118      Thomas Abray: Coral 
126      Lorna Jackson:  Small Forward
143      Joe Villaverde:  Tatyana's House
159      Joe Villaverde:  Dance of the Suitors
166      Dan Crosby:  The Man Who Does Not Sleep
172      M.A.C. Farrant:  Now Is the Time

Reviews

175       Shane Neilson: Excellent First-Timers
            Way Up, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer.
            The Sandblasting Hall of Fame, Lawrence Mathews.
180       Janet Fraser: Strong Voices from Newfoundland
            Down to the Dirt, Joel Hynes.
            Unraveling Arva, Nicole Lundrigan.
183       Adrian Fowler: Les litanies de l'sle-aux-Chiens
            Tales from Dog Island, Franoise Enguehard
186       David Creelman: A Fine Transition
            A Far Time, J. A. Wainwright

Notes on Contributors              189

 


Contents, No. 223 Spring 2005

Cover

Roger Smith
Unfurling Fiddlehead

(Kodak Elite Chrome 100 slide film.
Pentax MX with 90mm Tamron macro lens)

Editorial

5       Ross Leckie 

Fiction

20       Michle Adams:  Infinite Speed
28       Nikolijne Troubetzkoy:  Stray Electricity
55       Neil Smith:  Bang Crunch   
72       Christopher Coffey:  The Last Year of the War
        
Poetry

7       David Hickey:  Channel Markers        
9       Michael E. Reynolds:  Early Spring, Canoe Lake (1917)
10       Walter Bruno:  Cat Walk         
18       Jeanette Lynes:  from The Journals of Beatrix Potter
38       Jan Zwicky:  Five Poems
43       Jennifer Bronson:  Two Poems         
45       Debra Franke:  Hung Wedding Dress

Poetry

7         David Hickey:  Channel Markers        
9         Michael E. Reynolds:  Early Spring, Canoe Lake (1917)
10       Walter Bruno:  Cat Walk         
18       Jeanette Lynes:  from The Journals of Beatrix Potter
38       Jan Zwicky:  Five Poems
43       Jennifer Bronson:  Two Poems         
45       Debra Franke:  Hung Wedding Dress
46       Susan Gillis:  Three Poems
49       Alexandre L. Amprimoz: Personality of Trains II
50       Michael Trussler:  Three Poems
60       Ricardo Pau-Llosa:  Ibises, Miami
61       Lenora Steele: Two Poems        
63       Alice Major:  Vastly out of scale
64       Joshua Auerbach:  Aerial View: Reading the River
65       Cara Waterfall:  Icarus
66       Jean-Mark Sens:  Two Poems
68       Troy Jollimore:  Two Poems
70       Prairie Markussen:  Strike against
71       Carolyn Richardson:  a fence, a barn
77       Rachel Lebowitz:  Six Poems
83       Rebecca Laroche:  In her ninth month, the Pregnant Woman ...
84       Marilyn Lerch:  Sun Flower
85       Sam Cheuk:  On formulating a Chinese-Canadian poem
97       Nick Thran:  Two Poems
100     Linda Besner:  Two Poems
102     Hillel Schwartz:  Two Poems

Out of Place 

86       Marjorie Doyle: The Mute Harp

Reviews

107       Stewart Cole: Recollecting the Future
            Night Street Repairs, A.F. Moritz
110       Shane Neilson: The Novella Necromancer and the Novel Memoirist
            The Haunted Hillbilly, Derek McCormack
            The Syllabus, Mike Barnes
115       M. Travis Lane: Poetry for the Ear
            Left Field and The Aging Cheerleader, Jeanette Lynes      
117       Warren Heiti: Impressions of the West Wind
            What You Used to Wear, Charmaine Cadeau
120       Shane Neilson: A Persistent Piece of Prose
            Duet, David Helwig
123       Marc Thackray:  Guarding What's Left
            The Singer's Broken Throat, Des Walsh
             
Notes on Contributors       126
                    

 


Contents, No. 222 Winter 2004

Cover

Stephen Scott:
"Boy with Drum"

85 x 140 cm. Oil on canvas.
Private Collection.

Editorial

Tribute to Kay Smith

5       William Prouty:  Kay Smith, A Tribute
9       Kay Smith:  Again with Music
         White Paper Face in the Window

Fiction

15       Bill Shin:  Mr. Park
30       Toni Graham:  Heaven's Gate
60       Larry Brown:  The Right Pieces

Poetry

25       Crystal Hurdle:  Sculptress
26       Michael Quilty:  concession fog
27       Blaise Moritz:  Richmond Hill Memorial Service
29       Hendrik Slegtenhorst:  Sinfonia Concertante
46       Leo Brent Robillard:  Pietra Bruna
47       Weston Cutter:  Fix Infinity
48       Beth Kope:  Forecast
50       Suzanne McLean:  Two Poems
52       Paul Sohar: Sand Bath
53       Zsofia Balla:  I'll Tell You What War Is Like
54       Amy Borkwood:  vendetta
56       Elizabeth Bachinsky: Three Poems
70       Sandra Lynn Lynxleg:  Bear on a Head of a Pin
72       Monty Reid:  from The Luskville Reductions

Conversation 

82       In Conversation:  Brian Bartlett, Ross Leckie and Anne Simpson
          Discuss Jan Zwicky's Wisdom & Metaphor

Reviews

105       M. Travis Lane:  "Ravishing Drift"
            The Dwelling of Weather, Hilary Clark
107       John Lofranco: "Bunked With an Old Piano"
            On Abducting the Cello, Wayne Clifford
109       Nancy Bauer: Coming Up True
            Driving to Our Edge, Robert Gibbs
112       Warren Heiti: Mirror in Mirror:
            Sue Sinclair's Meditations on Light and Time
            Mortal Arguments and The Drunken Lovely Bird, Sue Sinclair
117       Paula Thomas: Naked & Beautiful  a Rarefied Delight
            So Beautiful, Ramona Dearing
            Degrees of Nakedness, Lisa Moore
118       Sue Sinclair: In Praise of Coldness
             Somewhere, a Fire, Donna Kane
             
Notes on Contributors       122

                    

 


Contents, No. 221 Autumn 2004

Cover

Bruno Bobak: 
Fred Cogswell

Black conté drawing, 17" x 22"

Editorial

5       Ross Leckie

Tributes

7       Robert Gibbs: Fred Cogswell: A Listening Ear, A Caring Heart
10       Fred Cogswell: Four Poems
15       Laurence Hutchman: For Fred Cogswell
17       Brian Bartlett:  A Knight for Poetry
20       Robert Gibbs: Don Gammon: Mentor and Friend
21       Some "little untuned notes"
23       Donald B. Gammon: Three Poems
             
Fiction

24       Emily White:  Various Metals
44       Robert Lake:  Buster Never Cries
65       Eric Freeze:  Writing on Stone
89       Carole Langille:  Visiting Seymour


Poetry

35       Melanie Jasmine Grant:  Let's not talk of love or chains
36       Ray Hsu:  Two Poems
39       Peg Duthie:  In Search of Restoration
40       John Lofranco:  Kashwakamak
42       Helen Guri:  The Beginning of Cuisine
54       Sue Chenette:  Ritual
56       James Arthur:  Two Poems
58       David Reibetanz:  Four Poems
64       Erin Knight:  Notes in Cyrillic
80       Mike Barnes:  Two Poems
82       Steven Price:  Houdini's Ropes
83       Sandy Shreve:  Whisper Songs
87       gillian harding-russell:  Even as i knew
88       Carol Was:  Fossil Bowl
98       Margaret A. Robinson:  Pears
99       Erin Noteboom: The Sparrow Child
100       Stan Dragland:  Three Poems
105       Gerald Hill:  One Morning in the Food Court
106       Bren Simmers:  Two Poems

Reviews

108       Lynn Davies: The Cartographer's Eye
            Cartography and Walking, Adam Dickinson
110       Patrick Warner: sterricky, garricky, wriggling fence
            Merrybegot, Mary Dalton.
113       Shane Neilson: Hefty Prose Innovation      
            A Game to Play on the Tracks, Lorna Jackson
115       Michelle Ariss: A Lively Polemic
            Director's Cut, David Solway
118       Dee Horne: A Searing Portrait of Communist China
            The Water Lily Pond: A Village Girl's Journey in Maoist China,
            Han Z. Li
120       Ross Leckie: Fine Printing: Broadsheets and Chapbooks
            Signal Editions International Broadside Series;
            (m)Other Tongue  Press,
            Running the Goat Books and Broadsides
               
Notes on Contributors       124


                    

 


Contents, No. 220 Summer 2004

Cover

Maggie McLaughlin:
"Unmasking."
Oil on canvas, 36 x 40 inches.

Editorial

5       Sharon McCartney

Mayfly

9        Anne Simpson:  Four Poems
14       Lynn Davies:  Three Poems
18       Stephen Brockwell:  Three Poems
21       Miltos Sahtouris:  I Turn
22       Rosemary Blake:  Windfall
23       J. Mark Smith:  Fable of the Piyon
24       Calvin Wharton:  The Bears
25       Brian Bartlett:  Two Poems
29       S.E. Venart:  Three Poems
32       warren heiti:  the eight hypotheses: parmenides vs. herakleitos

Calndula

39       Shane Rhodes:  Calndula
41       Shane Neilson:  Seven Poems
49       Anita Dolman:  Blame
51       Paul Vermeersch:  As it is with the beauty of rivers
53       Rosemary Clewes:  Dawn Paddle
54       Aislinn Hunter:  Summa Contra Gentiles: Chapter 31
55       Nicholas Bradley:  The Rapture
56       Catherine Black:  Three Poems
59       Diane Barlee:  Two Poems
61       Kevin Bushell:  Ciconia Alba


Calndula

62       Sue Wheeler:  The Uses of Flowers
64       Catherine Greenwood:  Three Poems
70       Carolyn Norberg:  Our Clothesline
71       Jill Connell:  travels with carolyn

Another Version

75       Jan Zwicky:  Four Poems
79       Steve McOrmond:  Three Poems
82       Adam Sol:  Three Poems
85       Donna Kane:  Four Poems
89       Christopher A. Taylor:  Two Poems 
93       Elise Partridge:  Four Poems 
98       Mike Barnes:  A Bankruptcy
99       Karen Hofman:  Three Poems
102     Ruth Roach Pierson:  Two Poems
104     Alan Soldofsky:  Two Poems
106     Dorothy Field:  Two Poems

Ataraxia

111     Ken Babstock:  Four Poems
117     Adam Dickinson:  Five Poems
123     Carmine Starnino:  Junkyard 
125     Sue Sinclair:  Four Poems
129     Madeline Bassnett:  Humidity
131     Emilia Nielsen:  Domestication: A Fable
132     Eric Barstad:  Two Poems
134     Thomas O'Grady:  Two Poems 
136     John Barton:  Jon at Mirror
138     bill bissett:  we sleep not yet drowning 
140     M. Travis Lane:  The Pickup Poems
146     Robert Gibbs:  Two Poems
149     M. Travis Lane:  The "Night" Voices of Robert Gibbs    

Reviews

152     J.A. Wainwright: Various Franklins
             Franklin's Passage, David Solway
153     Sue Sinclair: Inhabiting the Questions: the Lyric Sensibility 
             Question & Answer, Alison Pick
157     Ruth Roach Pierson: Constellations of Meaning
             Scarecrow, Mark Callanan
159     Patrick Holland: "Someone is about to write a poem":
             Deborah Eibel Collected  
163     M. Travis Lane: Summoning All That's There
             Loop, Anne Simpson
166     Leo Furey: Bridges of Metaphor
             Apocrypha: Further Journeys, Stan Dragland
168     Zachariah Wells: Weighed and Set in Place
             Rural Night Catalogue,  Michael deBeyer
     
Notes on Contributors      172             

 


Contents, No. 219 Spring 2004

Cover

Jacques Martin:
Mike Johnston

La réponse du cheval
a 22.5 feet high, 3000-pound COR-TEN(r) steel structure installed in Jacob's Yard: The Millennium Sculpture Garden, at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton.

Editorial

5          Mark Anthony Jarman: Edifying Editorial in the Year of the Wood Monkey

Fiction

11        Craig Davidson: 28 Bones
27        Patricia Young: Majorette
60        Gavin Babstock: From Me to You
75        Rochelle Vigurs: Loons
88        Edward O'Connor: Heard Melodies Are Sweet



Poetry

7          Karen Solie: The Vandal Confesses
9          Antony Di Nardo: After the Fall
10        Ruth Roach Pierson: Forms of Rain
40        Hillel Schwartz: Two Poems
44        Susan Stenson: Two Poems
46        Stephanie Bolster: Four Poems
50        Tim Bowling: Two Poems
52        Brian Purdy: Saltambiques
54        Eric Miller: Five Poems
59        Stephen Heighton: The American Night Listens
67        Jan Conn: The Rainy Season
68        Phillip Crymble: Autumnal
69        Naomi Louder: Two Poems
72        Sarah Feldman: The Ha-Ha
82        Cathleen Hjalmarson: Two Poems
84        Kimberley-Blue Muncey: Motion: Newton II
85        Jim Johnson: Primer
86        Kathy Mac: What the Vacationing Masseur Sees
87        Vaughan Chapman: Between Us in a Dark Time

Reviews


103       Bill Bauer: and the Lost Generation Thought They Were Lost!
             A Day Does Not Go By, Sean Johnston
105       Paula Thomas: Approaches from the East
            Victory Meat, ed. Lynn Coady
108       Katia Grubisic: Bogged Down in Ireland
            Stay, Aislinn Hunter
111       M. Travis Lane: The Loving Mother
            Dreaming Our Space, Marguerite Andersen
113       Keri Huffman: Almost Horror
            Spells, R.M. Vaughan
115       M. Travis Lane: Emerging Poet
            Pupa, Catherine Graham
117       Patrick Kavanagh: Preludes and Prophets
             What Is Invisible, Beth Ryan
             In the Chambers of the Sea, Susan Rendell


Notes on Contributors       121


Contents, No. 218 Winter 2004

Cover

Raymond Martin:
Entre chien et loup
 
2003. Oil on canvas, 30" x 40"

Fiction

8         Dick Bird: Lighten up, Papa Chango
32        Nicholas Maes: Telephony
55        Jeff Park: Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog
78        Patricia Stone: Construction Sites

Poetry

5         Terence Young: Two Poems
19        Leslie Ritchie: On the Fealty of Medieval Dogs
20        A. F. Moritz: Two Poems
24        Shane Neilson: Two Poems
26        Dani Couture: shrimping: a postcard
27        Michael Quilty: Two Poems

Poetry

29        Rafi Aaron: Translating Mandelstam
30        Sheila Peters: Two Poems
42        Eve Joseph: Two Poems
44        Alexandra Pasian: Elopement Drive
45        William Buchan: Past It
47        Elana Wolff: Two Poems
49        Joelene Heathcote: Your Last Common Ancestor
50        Charmaine Cadeau: Four Poems
54        Lenora Steele: Pulleys
67        Stephanie Coyne DeGhett: Two Poems
69        Théo Armstrong: Gretel
71        Antony Di Nardo: See anything
72        Leanne Averbach: Christina's World
73        M. E. Mutch: Hemlocks
74        Page Richards: Two Poems
76        Michael Pacey: Two Poems
100      Andrew Steinmetz: Oligodendroglioma
101      Blaise Moritz: Two Poems
103      Stephanie Earp: Beating to the Argolid
105      Anita Lahey: Woman at Clothes Line
106      Jeramy Dodds: Lawn Wedding

Reviews

108       Adam Dickinson: The Temporal Translations of Rain
            Russell Thornton, House Built of Rain
110       Kent Thompson: Characters Worth Meeting
             Judith McCormack, The Rule of the Last Clear Chance
112       Shane Neilson: A Dogged War Against Artlessness
             John Metcalf, An Aesthetic Underground
116       Ian Colford: Of Love and Lost Causes
             Richard Cumyn, The Obstacle Course: Stories, and
             The View from Tamischeira
120       Tim McIntyre: The Right Details
             Fred Stenson, Things Feigned or Imagined: The Craft in Fiction
122       R.M.Vaughan: Trish the Dish
             Trish Salah, Wanting In Arabic

Notes on Contributors        124


Contents, No. 217 Autumn 2003

Cover

Rick Séguin:
Woman with Dark Hair, Painted Metal.
62" x 17" x 17"

Fiction

5          Martin Turenne: World of Globes: A Year in Four Quarters
21        Margaret Sweatman: Glass
40        W. Mark Giles: Only to violence: an essay in two parts
43        David Swanson: The Chapter About My First Job
53        S. Halldorson: The clod and the pebble
66        Joy Waller: Men and Other Pastimes
80        Mark Blagrave: Notatas
95        Sean Johnston: All This Town Remembers

Poetry

15        Sarah Vap: January
16        Christine Wiesenthal: On Harrow, Heading Home
17        Steven Heighton: Two Poems
19        Ander Monson: Two Poems
28        Mary Kathryn Arnold: Four Poems
34        John Reibetanz: Four Poems
45        Jen Hadfield: Four Poems
50        Carol Hobbs: Two Poems
52        Iain Higgins: Pietà
58        George Sipos: Five Poems
64        Ian LeTourneau: Two Poems
73        Rosemary Clewes: Two Poems
75        Desmond Graham: Two Poems
77        Michael Quilty: eighth leg
78        Julia McCarthy: Aphelion
91        David Solway: Two Poems
93        Liliane Welch: Holy Women

Reviews

111        Anne Simpson: Things That Shine Through
             So Rarely in Our Skins, Robert Moore
113       Katherine Miller: Waiting for Whatever Comes Next
            Tending the Remnant Damage, Sheila Peters
115       Paula Thomas: Painting the Baby's Room Green
            Hunger, Jane Eaton Hamilton
117       Richard Greene: On the Right Track
            All Manner of Misunderstanding, Patrick Warner
119       Sue Sinclair: The Trace of Their Daily Lives
             The Afterlife of Trees, Brian Bartlett
             Shameless, Marlene Cookshaw


Notes on Contributors    123



Contents, No. 216 Summer 2003

Cover

Photo by Mark Jarman
California, 1986

Editorial

5          Mark Jarman: The Little Editorial That Could

Smokestack Lightning

9          Priscila Uppal: Three Days Left
16        Camilla Gibb: Tom's Sophistication
21        Jaspreet Singh: A Little Bit of Bar-rough

Smokestack Lightning

31        Joel Katelnikoff: Falling out of Bed Repeatedly
33        Melanie Little: The Hard Sell
45        Melanie Little: Mrs. Nichol (Montage)
52        Kenneth J. Harvey: Eight Days Ago

Over, Under, Sideways, Down


59        Joanna Cockerline: Postcards (Not Sent) from Africa
65        Patricia Young: Slang for Girl
75        Terence Young: Rumours of Human Sacrifice
83        Linda Mannheim: Somoza's Stones
103       Richard Cumyn: Saints' Rest
111       Marzena Adriana Czarnecka: Russian Sailors

Priestess With Her Wrenches

123        Andrew Steinmetz: Monkey Life
128        Yasuko Thanh: Lula May's Love Stories
139        Grant Buday: from Rootbound
147        Nancy Bauer: The Smell of Shrimps
151        Leon Rooke: Lamplighter Bridegroom 360

Reviews

159        Aletheia Plankiw: The Fetid Zone
             The Hydra's Tale: Imagining Disgust, Robert Rawdon
162        Nancy Bauer: Peering into the Future
             Coming Attractions 01, ed. Maggie Helwig

             Coming Attractions 02, ed. Maggie Helwig and Mark Jarman

Notes on Contributors
    166


Contents, No. 215 Spring 2003

Editorial
             
5          Ross Leckie

Fiction
           
Winner:
 7          Gina Ochsner: A Wish Before Dying
 Honourable Mentions:
 30        Dave McIntyre: Whiteout
 51        Tony Antoniades: The Squared Circle
 72        Patrick Francis: The Personal Musings of the Notorious Kevin Carrey

Poetry

Winner of the Ralph Gustafson Prize for Poetry
26        Anita Lahey: Out to Dry in Cape Breton
Poetry Honourable Mentions:
27        Nicholas Ruddock: Squid

Poetry

28        Chris Jennings: Cuchulain Still Fights with the Sea
40        Margaret Christakos: Four Poems
44        b. borkent: Two Poems
46        Kai Fierle-Hedrick: Long Point, Chiaroscuro
47        Monika Lee: ice shards and blade marks
48        Steve McOrmond: Two Poems
50        Roger Nash: Weather Forecasts for Your Body
61        Jen Currin: Three Poems
64        John Donlan: Two Poems
66        Eric Ormsby: Two Poems
69        David Manicom: Three Poems
89        Carol L. MacKay: A Lifetime of Lucky Peace
90        Sheri Benning: Two Poems
92        Roseanne S. Carrara: Two Poems
97        Lynda Monahan: more stone than water
98        Sara Cassidy: Two Poems
100       Matthew Tierney: Three Poems

Reviews

103       Lynn Davies: Heartline to Ledger
            American Standard, Joseph Sherman
106       Shane Neilson: A Furnace of Word
            Early Poems, A.F. Moritz
109       M. Travis Lane: The Promise of Scree and Talus
            Instruments of Surrender, Christine Wiesenthal
110       Marnie Parsons: "early and strange"
            Days into Flatspin, Ken Babstock
113       Margo Wheaton: A Passionate Intelligence
            Burning Bush, Elizabeth Brewster
116       gillian harding-russell: Two Windows on the World
            Clara Callan, Richard Wright
120       Lance Callahan: Two Unique Voices in the
            Choir of Caribeean Diasporic Poetry

            Kwame Dawes: Midland
            Pamela Mordecai: Certifiable

Notes on Contributors      123

 


Contents, No. 214 Winter 2002

Cover

Molly Lamb Bobak:
Cosmos, 1970, Watercolour on paper

Fiction

17         Liam Durcan: American Standard
43         Joanna Hubbs: Dreams of Guatemala
61         Colin McNeil: Jet Pause
80         Charlotte Gill: Mothers

Poetry

5           Don Domanski: Walking Down to Acheron
9           Sue Sinclair: Three Poems
12          Michael deBeyer: Four Poems
16          Mike Dempsey: Lighthouse Point
32          Eric Ormsby: Two Poems
36          Daria Dolsen: Untitled
40          Howard Wright: Two Poems
42          Stephen Brockwell: Irises
52          B.Z. Niditch: Bachiana Brasileiras
53          Carlos de Oliveira: River Farewell, I to V

Poetry

58          gillian harding-russell: Open window
59          Frank J. Cormier: Ephemerae
60          Ricardo Pau-Llosa: The Laws of Permanence
68          Jacob Bachinger: Morning
69          Monique Tschofen: insecare (i), (ii), (iv)
72          Susanna Roxman: October
73          Ronnie R. Brown: Little Red Riding Hood, Part II
74          Margo Wheaton: Night Hymn
76          Ray Hsu: I even dream about this
77          Eric Hill: Nocturnes (v)
78          Jim Johnson: Synapse
79          Erin Michie: The Memory of Water
92          Michael Kenyon: Two Poems
94          Robert Gibbs: Five Poems
99          Joshua Auerbach: Bone Lodge Intrusions
100         Erin Noteboom: Two Poems
102         Samara Brock: Two Poems
104         Jennifer Bronson: Two Poems
105         David Hickey: Bypass

Reviews

107         Sue Sinclair: All Are Naked, None Is Safe
              Harm's Way, Maureen Hynes
110         Patrick Kavanagh: Place and Time
              Donovan's Station, Robin McGrath
113         M. Travis Lane: Taking Heart
              Purity of Absence, Dave Margoshes
115         Ian Colford: A Tale of Gleeful Improbability
              Down There by the Train, Kate Sterns
117         Kristel Thornell: The Dance of Exile
              Mile End, Lise Tremblay
120         Anne Simpson: Walking and Writing
               spar: Words in Place, Peter Sanger

 

Notes on Contributors        123
     

 


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