Our Back Pages Issue Project

Featured Issue: #172

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Issue 172

I don’t want to spark an argument about what creative nonfiction is. Well, that’s not really true; feel free to duke it out—whatever it is you think is worth fighting for. As a literary genre, I suggest (not argue) that it is only in the early years of the twenty-first century that creative nonfiction has come to be seen comfortably as a peer among other literary genres: poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction. The publication of creative nonfiction among the poems and stories in a magazine like Malahat is one of the traits that cements the literary quality of the form. Read more about Issue 172.

About Our Back Pages

The Malahat Review, founded in 1967, has a storied past, and it’s one we'd like to share with you. Following the success of our 50 Issues Project, in which we highlighted select back issues in honour of the University of Victoria's 50th anniversary in 2012, we have decided, through Our Back Pages, to continue casting our gaze back, chronologically, over our complete backlist…to include (eventually!) brief summaries of every issue not previously covered.

Every two weeks, Our Back Pages showcases an issue from our archive, providing on the Malahat's website, with brief but informative descriptions of the issue's contents, notable contributors, prizes won, and any other tidbits of information we might glean.

Issue #1All the issues profiled in the Our Back Pages and 50 Issues Project are integrated into the Malahat's Issue webpage. Click the "About this issue" links to read more.

Every Our Back Pages summary is written and signed by a member of the Malahat's extended family, including staff and volunteers, University of Victoria students, staff, alumni, faculty, and passionate readers. If you’re interested in writing a profile of an as-yet-unassigned issue, please email us at malahat@uvic.ca.

If you're interested in obtaining one of the issues profiled, most are available for sale. Please note prices will vary, depending on how long ago an issue was published as well as its scarcity. Pay online or send us your payment by regular mail. Contact us to order if pricing does not appear on our website.

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