The 50 Issues Project
Issue #177

Issue Date: Winter, 2011
Editor: John Barton
Pages: 112
Number of contributors: 22

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Issue 177 harbours many gems within its pages. Anne Marie Todkill’s memoir, “Hoarding,” explores family ties through hidden objects, and deals with the inevitable curse of repeated action. Todkill’s piece won the Malahat’s 2011 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize, and received Honourable Mention at the National Magazine Awards. Trevor Corkum’s story, “You Were Loved,” was nominated for the 2012 Journey Prize. In his piece, the first-person narrator slips between past and present to create a timeless and surreal tale about sexual experience. In Kevin Hardcastle’s “To Have to Wait,” two brothers set out to bring their father home and discover the importance of family loyalty at a terrible cost. Hardcastle’s story was a finalist for the 2012 Journey Prize. Four poems from Michael Crummey explore the curious nature of boys and girls as they discover their bodies, and the bodies of the “other.” Other contributing poets to this issue include Adam Sol, Ruth Roach Pierson, and Branka Petrovic.

—PJ Grace

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