No. 198 Spring 2017

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2017 Open Season Awards

  • Heather Cadsby, "Dada"
  • Susan Gillis, "Forgive Me, I Thought It Was Just Wind in the Marsh Reeds"
  • Susan Haldane, "Learning to Float"
  • Hannah Green, "At the Holiday Inn," "Take Me to Yellowknife"
  • Rose Hunter, "Puffins"
  • Eve Joseph, "A Jewish giant at home with his parents, in the Bronx, N.Y., 1970," "Five members of the Monster Fan Club, N.Y.C., 1961," "Child with a toy hand grenade in Central Park, N.Y.C.," "Kid in a hooded jacket aiming a gun, N.Y.C., 1957"
  • Curtis LeBlanc, "Cribbage," "Milk Separator"
  • Interview coming soon
  • Christopher Levenson, "At the Dentist's"
  • Paddy McCallum, "The Gift of Metaphor," "Dogs"
  • Shane Neilson, "Two-Sided Map"
  • Sina Queyras, "The Applicant," "Stings"
  • Read an interview with Sina Queyras on her poetry
  • Natalie Rice, "Whorl"
  • Julie Roorda, "Cat's Eye"
  • Bren Simmers, "If Spring"
  • Emily Skov-Nielsen, "Volta"
  • Tom Wayman, "Leaflets"
  • Deanna Young, "Like Bees"
Creative Nonfiction
  • Walter Scott, Private Eyes, 2017
    Coloured pencils on paper
    14 in. × 17 in.
    Photo credit: Barb Choit
    Courtesy of the artist
    and Macaulay & Co.
Contributor Notes
  • Heather Cadsby’s fifth book of poetry, Standing in the Flock of Connections, will be published by Brick in 2018.

    Trevor Corkum has been nominated for the Journey Prize and won honourable mention in the National Magazine Awards. His novel, The Electric Boy, is forthcoming with Doubleday Canada.

    Nora Decter is a writer from Winnipeg. Her first novel is forthcoming from Orca.

    Bill Gaston’s “Levitation” will appear in his new collection, A Mariner’s Guide to Self-Sabotage, due out this fall. He lives in Victoria.

    Susan Gillis’ fourth collection of poetry is forthcoming in 2018. Part of the collaborative poetry group Yoko’s Dogs, she is a poetry editor at Numéro Cinq.

    Hannah Green lives in Winnipeg. Her poetry has appeared in Arc and Matrix. In 2017 she will serve as artist-in-residence in Riding Mountain National Park.

    Susan Haldane, a writer and farmer on the edge of northern Ontario, has published in The New Quarterly, Room, and Desperately Seeking Susans.

    Maureen Scott Harris has published three books of poetry, including Slow Curve Out (2012). Her chapbook, Waters Remembered, appeared in 2016.

    Matthew Hollett, a visual artist and writer in St. John’s, makes books and other interactive works that investigate landscape and memory through photography, writing, and walking.

    Rose Hunter is a writer and freelance editor. Five Islands Press in Australia will publish her next book of poetry, glass, in 2017.

    Eve Joseph’s two books of poetry, The Startled Heart (2004) and The Secret Signature of Things (2010), were both nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award. In the Slender Margin (2014) won the Hubert Evans Award.

    Heather Jessup teaches English literature at Langara College in Vancouver. Her first novel is The Lightning Field.

    Mehdi M. Kashani lives in Toronto. One of his stories in Persian won first place in the Sadeq Hedayat 12th-Annual Short Story Contest in 2014. His fiction has also appeared or is forthcoming in Hobart, Litro, and The Los Angeles Review.

    Curtis LeBlanc was born in St. Albert, Alberta. His poetry won the 2016 Readers’ Choice Award in Arc’s Poem of The Year Contest.

    Genevieve Lehr, author of The Sorrowing House (2004) and Stomata (2016), and co-winner of The Malahat Review’s 2015 Long Poem Prize, lives in Halifax.

    Christopher Levenson, Arc’s first editor, published his eleventh book of poetry, Night Vision, a Governor General’s Literary Award nominee, in 2014. A Tattered Coat upon a Stick is due out this spring.

    Joshua Levy, a storyteller on CBC Radio and at The Raconteurs, has published in Event, Maisonneuve, and The Antigonish Review. He lives in Montreal.

    Christine Lowther’s latest book, Born Out of This (a memoir) was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize. She lives in Clayoquot Sound.

    Jason Markowsky has published short fiction in The Dalhousie Review, Prairie Fire, and The Danforth Review. He is currently teaching high-school English in Peru.

    Paddy McCallum, author of Parable Beach (2000) and From Where the Trees are Standing in the Water (2010), lives in Gibsons, B.C.

    Madelaine Metallic, a Mi’gmaq woman from Listuguj, Quebec, is pursuing her ma in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria.

    Jessica Michalofsky’s fiction, nonfiction, and reviews have appeared in Geist, Joyland, Brick, The Winnipeg Review, and Bookslut.

    Jacob McArthur Mooney published Don’t Be Interesting, a new book of poems, in 2016. He lives in Toronto.

    Rebecca Morris (@bexmorris99) lives and writes in Montreal. She is working on a novel set in her hometown of Guelph, Ontario.

    Rhonda Mullins won a Governor General’s Literary Award in 2015 for her translation of Jocelyne Saucier’s Twenty-One Cardinals. She lives in Montreal.

    Shane Neilson, a writer from New Brunswick, published  two editions of M. Travis Lane’s work in 2016. His book, Dysphoria, is forthcoming from Porcupine’s Quill.

    Sina Queyras is a poet and curator. She lives in Montreal and teaches at Concordia. My Ariel is due out from Coach House this fall.

    Natalie Rice completed her creative-writing degree at ubc-Okanagan. She has published in Lake: Journal of Arts and Environment and Contemporary Verse 2.

    Julie Roorda is the author of three books poetry, a collection of short stories, and a novel for young adults. Her first novel for adults is forthcoming in 2017.

    Walter Scott is a Kahnawake-born artist based in Montreal and Toronto. His work is informed by questions of representation, cultural production, and narrative construction.

    Bren Simmers, author of two books of poetry, is the 2016-17 writer-in-residence at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison Hot Springs.

    Emily Skov-Nielsen is completing her ma in English and creative writing at unb. Managing editor for Qwerty, she has published in numerous literary journals.

    Dean Steadman lives in Ottawa. The most recent of his four books of poetry is Après Satie—Two and Four Hands (2016).

    LaToya Watkins holds a PhD from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her work has appeared in JoylandPassages NorthRuminate, and The Pushcart Prize XXXIX.

    Tom Wayman published The Order in Which We Do Things in 2014. Thistledown will publish Helpless Angels (poetry) in 2017.

    Deanna Young’s third book of poetry, House Dreams (2014), was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry, among other prizes. A new book is forthcoming  in 2018.