No. 196 Autumn 2016

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Far Horizons Poetry Award

  • John Wall Barger, "Bullfight, Plaza de Toros, México, December 2004"
  • Kate Cayley, "Your Shadow," "In Which I Am Sir Gawain Beheading the Green Knight," "Antoni Gaudi Looks at a Leaf While Designing the Sagrada Familia"
  • Weyman Chan, "Here I Am"
  • Read an interview with Weyman Chan on his poetry.
  • Barry Dempster, "Savage"
  • Karen Enns, "Vermeer Effect"
  • Hollay Ghadery, "Psychomachia"
  • Claire Kelly, "Apollo in a Sulky"
  • Erin Kirsh, "Attachments Anyway"
  • Read an interview with Erin on her poem, and listen to an exclusive recorded reading.
  • David Martin, "Dregs"
  • Sadie McCarney, "The Dead of Winter"
  • Ben Rawluk, "Water Wings"
  • Brian Sneeden, "The Island"
  • Matthew Tierney, "The Derelict of Deerlick Creek," "Both Neither and Nor," "Comedown with Comeuppence"
  • Matthew Walsh, "Viewmaster"
  • Anne Pierson Wiese, "Late Tomato"
Creative Nonfiction
  • Jerrell Willis making his son Fidel look out onto the NYC skyline, May 2013
  • Archival pigment ink of 100% cotton rag paper
  • Collection of the artist
    Photo: Zun Lee
Contributor Notes
  • Jacqueline Baker is the author of A Hard Witching & Other Stories and The Horseman’s Graves. Her latest novel, The Broken Hours, is a literary ghost story about the final months of the life of horror icon H. P. Lovecraft.

    John Wall Barger’s poems have appeared in Best Canadian Poetry in English and The Montreal Prize’s Global Poetry Anthology. His third book, The Book of Festus,was a finalist for the 2016 J. M. Abraham Poetry Award.

    Kate Cayley’s first collection of short fiction, How You Were Born, won the 2015 Trillium Book Award and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Her second collection of poetry, Other Houses, is forthcoming from Brick.

    Weyman Chan works as an electron-microscope technologist by day and writes poetry by night. Talonbooks published his fifth collection, Human Tree—a primer for Not knowing, last spring.

    Barry Dempster’s novel, The Outside World, was nominated for the 2014 Trillium Book Award. His latest poetry collection, Disturbing the Buddha, was published by Brick earlier this year.

    Karen Enns’s third book of poetry, Cloud Physics, will be published in 2017 by the University of Regina Press. She lives in Victoria.

    Hollay Ghadery, a writer, editor, and creative consultant living in Ontario, has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in Grain, Room, and The Fiddlehead.

    Elisabeth Harvor’s stories have appeared and been anthologized in The New Yorker, The New Quarterly, Best Canadian Stories, andBest American Short Stories. She lives in Ottawa.

    Chris Jennings, author of Vacancies (Nightwood), was Arc’s first prose editor. “On the Sonnet” was selected for Best Canadian Essays in 2011. He lives in Ottawa.

    Claire Kelly’s first book of poetry, Maunder, will appear in 2017. One of her poems was shortlisted for the 2015 Walrus Poetry Prize.

    Michael Kenyon’s latest books are Astatine (poetry) and Parallel Rivers (stories).

    Erin Kirsh, a writer and performer in Vancouver, has published in Arc and Strange Days Books. She took second place in Geist’s tenth-annual Literary Postcard Short Story Contest in 2014.

    M. Travis Lane’s Crossover, was shortlisted for the 2015 Governor General’s Award. Her complete long poems, The Witch of the Inner Wood, will appear this fall, as will a selection of her reviews. She lives in Fredericton.

    Zun Lee is an award-winning and widely published Canadian photographer, physician, and educator. He resides in Toronto.

    Tanis MacDonald, author of Rue the Day(Turnstone) and The Daughter’s Way (WLU Press), teaches English and film studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo.

    Kathryn MacLeod has published poetry and articles in a number of books, chapbooks, anthologies, and magazines, and online. She lives and works in Victoria.

    Sadie McCarney’s work has appeared in The Puritan, Prairie Fire, and The Best Canadian Poetry in English. She lives in Charlottetown.

    Emily McGiffin, author of two poetry books, Between Dusk and Night (Brick) and Subduction Zone (Pedlar), publishes poetry, essays, reviews, and articles nationally and internationally.

    David Martin won the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize. His first book of poetry will appear with NeWest. He lives in Calgary.
    carol matthews’s books include Reflections on the C-Word (Hedgerow), and Questions for Ariadne (Outlaw). She lives on Nanaimo, B.C.

    Ben Rawluk, a fiction author and poet living in Vancouver, is a graduate of ubc’s mfa program and edits Poetry is Dead.

    Elizabeth Ross is the author of Kingdom (Palimpsest). She lives in Toronto, where she’s working on a new collection of poetry and a book of linked memoirs.

    Yusuf Saadi’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Grain, Prairie Fire, PRISM international, Vallum, and untethered.

    Brian Sneeden received his mfa at the University of Virginia, where he was the poetry editor for Meridian. He teaches writing at the University of Connecticut.

    Joanna Streetly lives and writes in Tofino. She is the author of four books and has been published in numerous anthologies and magazines.

    Matthew Tierney’s most recent book, Probably Inevitable, won the 2013 Trillium Book Award for Poetry. He lives in Toronto.

    Matthew Walsh is a queer writer from Nova Scotia. His work has appeared in Arc, Carousel, Joyland, and Matrix.

    Jack Wang was shortlisted for the 2014 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. His fiction has appeared in The New Quarterly and Joyland. He teaches at Ithaca College in New York state.

    Anne Pierson Wiese received the Academy of American Poets’ Walt Whitman Award for her collection, Floating City. She lives in South Dakota.