No. 202 Spring 2018

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2018 Open Season Awards

  • Julie Bruck, "Signal Cry," "After Lorne," "Fledgling," "It Gets Old," "Subscriber"
  • Stewart Cole, "As Spoken from the Barrel's Bottom"
  • Stephanie Bolster, "Tiffany, or Comfort"
  • Chris Jennings, "Hotel Art as Meditations on Desire"
  • Kim Trainor, "Manna," "The Fox"
  • Jane Munro, "Winter piano"
  • John Pass, "Codex Canadensis," "Near Greenwood," "Watching Surfers at Cox Bay"
  • Frank Klaassen, "Furunculus meus—My little thief"
  • Tom Wayman, "Penis in Autumn," "The Air"
  • Carolyn Nakagawa, "Horses and men"
  • Read an interview with Carolyn Nakagawa on her poem
  • Terence Young, "Matins," "Absolution," "Five Titles From Sharon Olds"
  • A. F. Moritz, "Glory," "I Want My Voice," "When I Heard the Learn'd Futurologist," "Sculptor and Standing Nude"
  • Patrick Lane, "Sada"
  • Maureen Hynes, "The Horses, the Sorrow, the Umbilicus"
Creative Nonfiction
Contributor Notes
  • S. C. Bayat is a graduate of the writing department at the University of Victoria and is currently in the MA Creative Writing program at the University of East Anglia.

    Stephanie Bolster has published four books of poetry, most recently, A Page from the Wonders of Life on Earth. Her first book, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General’s and the Gerald Lampert Awards in 1998.

    Julie Bruck’s third book, Monkey Ranch, received the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 2012. Her new collection, How To Avoid Large Ships (Brick Books), is forthcoming in fall 2018.

    Sara Cassidy’s poems have been published in Geist, Prairie Fire, Grain, The Fiddlehead, and The Malahat Review. She lives in Victoria.

    Stewart Cole is the author Questions in Bed (Goose Lane), and the recent chapbook, Alien Freight (Anstruther Press, 2017). His second collection, Soft Power, will be published by Goose Lane in the spring of 2019.

    Jessica Eaton received a BFA from Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 2006. She has shown across Canada and internationally. She lives and works in Montreal.

    Jason Emde is a teacher, Beatles enthusiast, amateur boxer, and the co-author (with Curtis Emde) of The Crunch Gang vs. The Deadly Zombie Ninjas of Japan.

    David Eso  is a doctoral candidate at the University of Victoria, a poet, archival researcher, literary critic, and the editor of Where the Nights are Twice as Long, an anthology from Goose Lane Editions.

    Jann Everard’s fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in Canadian and American journals including Grain, The Fiddlehead, The Los Angeles Review, and Room. Jann lives in Toronto and works part-time in research ethics.

    Jonathan R. Flieger writes for videogames in Quebec. His work appears in numerous journals and anthologies. His novel You are Among Monsters was recently released by Palimpsest Press.

    Christin Geall is a columnist, sessional lecturer in nonfiction, and owner of the design business, Cultivated.

    Rachel Yacaa?ał George is Ahousaht of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation and a PhD student in the University of Victoria’s Indigenous Governance Program. She is a visitor on unceded Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories.

    Maureen Hynes is the past winner of the Gerald Lampert Award. Her most recent book of poetry, The Poison Colour, was a 2016 finalist for both the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster Awards.

    Chris Jennings is the author of Occupations (Nightwood, 2012). He was the first Prose Editor of Arc Poetry Magazine and was a founding editor of filling Station. He lives in Ottawa.

    Will Johnson is a writer, photographer, and journalist from Nelson, B.C. His work has appeared in Maisonneuve, The Fiddlehead, and Little Fiction.

    Kate Kennedy works as a freelance editor in Victoria, B.C. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and has been selected twice for the Best Canadian Poetry in English anthology.

    Frank Klaassen teaches history at the University of Saskatchewan. His poetry has appeared in Oxford Poetry, Poetry Salzburg, and The New Quarterly.

    Laura Legge lives in Toronto. She is the winner of the 2016 PEN International and the RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Awards. She recently completed her first novel.

    Patrick Lane resides on Vancouver Island with his wife, poet Lorna Crozier, and two fine cats, Basho and Po Chu. Mister Lane is the author of thirty-four books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

    Colin Loughran is an independent scholar who has taught at the University of Toronto and Centennial College. He lives in Vancouver.

    B. A. Markus is a Montreal writer, teacher, performer, and a Grammy and Juno-nominated songwriter, and her reviews, essays and stories can be found in publications such as Carte Blanche, Queen's Quarterly and The Montreal Review of Books.

    A. F. Moritz’s most recent book is The Sparrow: Selected Poems, published by House of Anansi Press in spring 2018.

    Jane Munro’s sixth poetry collection, Blue Sonoma (Brick Books) won the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her previous books include Active Pass (Pedlar Press) and Point No Point (McClelland & Stewart).

    Carolyn Nakagawa is a poet and playwright whose poems have appeared recently in Canthius, Poetry is Dead, and PRISM international. A fourth-generation Japanese Canadian, she calls Vancouver home.

    John Pass’s most recent book is Forecast: Selected Early Poems 1970-1990 (Harbour, 2015). His poems in this issue are from This Was The River, forthcoming from Harbour.

    Barbara Pelman is a retired English teacher who divides her time between her home in Victoria and her family in Sweden. She has three books of poetry, the most recent of which is Narrow Bridge (Ronsdale, 2017).

    Corinne Stikeman was born in Toronto. In 2010, she received a CBC Literary Award (Fiction). Her work has since appeared in The Fog Horn, PRISM international, and enRoute. She lives in Los Angeles where she is a writer for television.

    Kim Trainor’s first collection, Karyotype, appeared with Brick Books in 2015. Ledi, a book-length poem on an Iron Age horsewoman of the Siberian steppes, will appear with BookThug in 2018. She lives in Vancouver.

    Tom Wayman’s most recent collection is Helpless Angels (Thistledown, 2017). A selection of his essays, If You’re Not Free at Work, Where Are You Free: Literature and Social Change, is forthcoming from Guernica Editions in 2018.

    Joel Yanofsky is the author of five books, the most recent of which, Bad Animals: a Father’s Accidental Education in Autism, won the Mavis-Gallant Prize for Nonfiction.