Thursday, October 22, 2020

issue thirteen: guest-edited by Karen Schindler


edited by Karen Schindler
see here for Karen’s introduction
the thirteenth issue features new work by:

Kathy Mac

Sarah Klassen
Tanis MacDonald

Lisa Guenther

Stephen Pender

Souvankham Thammavongsa

Mark Callanan

Degan Davis

Dorothy Field

Aurian Haller

Patricia Young

Ross Leckie

Sharon McCartney

Sue Sinclair

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Contributor bios:

Mark Callanan co-edited The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry (Breakwater Books, 2013) and co-founded the St. John's, Newfoundland-based literary journal Riddle Fence. Gift Horse (Véhicule Press, 2011) is his most recent poetry collection. A new collection is forthcoming from Biblioasis. He lives in St. John's with his wife and four children.

Degan Davis spent his childhood in Mattawa, Ontario, at the confluence of two rivers. He works as a Gestalt Therapist, both in a university setting and in private practice. Degan’s poetry and non-fiction have appeared in such places as The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, Riddle Fence, and The New Quarterly. He is currently working on a collection of essays about masculinity, femininity, and how to be a good man in this era. His poetry collection, What Kind of Man Are You, came out in 2018.

Dorothy Field is the author of three books of poetry, her most recent being The Blackbird Must Be (Sono Nis). She is also a visual artist working with etching and other print-based approaches. She lives in Victoria where she grows a plethora of fruits and vegetables in her urban backyard and writes too many snarky letters to the editor.

Lisa Guenther teaches philosophy at Queen’s University. Her poetry is published in The Fidddlehead, FireweedIce-Floe, and Urban Coyote. She is the author of stranger : pilgrim (Linnea Press, 2002).

Aurian Haller is a poet and singer-songwriter based in Quebec City. He mixes poetry and music, integrating spoken word into his band performances and soundscapes into his poetry readings. He completed an MFA at UBC, and has won the National Magazine Award for poetry as well as The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize. Haller has taught writing for The Quebec Writers’ Federation and The Canadian League of Poets, and has worked as an arts consultant and high school English teacher. Haller has recorded four albums with The Aurian Haller Band.

Sarah Klassen is a Winnipeg poet and fiction writer. Her most recent poetry collection is Monstrance (2012). Her new collection, The Tree of Life, will be published in fall 2020. She has received the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry, and the National Magazine Gold and Silver awards. Her first novel is The Wittenbergs (2013).

Ross Leckie is the author of the poetry books A Slow LightThe Authority of RosesGravity's Plumb Line, and the chapbook The Critique of Pure Reason. He is Associate Editor of The Fiddlehead and General Editor on the Icehouse Poetry board.

Kathy Mac loves dogs, co-runs the Odd Sundays Readings in Fredericton, published her third poetry book, Human Misunderstanding, in 2017, teaches at St. Thomas University, won one national and some regional awards, has brown eyes, used to have brown hair, hosts the “Read, Regale, Repeat” poetry videos on her Facebook page and sometimes updates her website,

Tanis MacDonald
is an essayist, poet, professor, reviewer, editor, and creative writing instructor. Her memoir via instruction, Out of Line: Daring to be an Artist Outside the Big City (Wolsak & Wynn, 2018) is a guide to starting out and playing the long game in the literary world. She is the author of four books of poetry, the latest of which is Mobile (Book*hug, 2019). Tanis is also a co-editor (with Ariel Gordon and Rosanna Deerchild) of the multi-genre anthology GUSH: menstrual manifestos for our times (Frontenac House), and her book The Daughter’s Way (WLUP, 2012) was a finalist for the Gabrielle Roy Prize. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in Tessera, Prairie Fire, Studies in Canadian Literature, Hamilton Arts and Letters, The New Quarterly, and in the anthologies Far and Wide: Essays from Across Canada (Pearson), Against Death (Anvil), and Far Villages (Black Lawrence Press).

Sharon McCartney is the author of six books of poetry. A seventh, Villa Negativa, was shortlisted for the 2019 Christopher Smart Prize (Eyewear Publishing). Villa Negativa is forthcoming from Biblioasis in Fall 2020. Sharon has an MFA from the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop and an LL.B. from the University of Victoria. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.

Stephen Pender is a minor artist of the late twentieth century.

Sue Sinclair is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Heaven’s Thieves, which won the Pat Lowther Award.  She teaches creative writing in Fredericton at UNB, on Wolastoqiyik territory, where she is also editor of The Fiddlehead.

Souvankham Thammavongsa is the author of four poetry books. Her first story collection is How to Pronounce Knife (M&S, 2020). Her stories have won an O. Henry Award and appeared in Harper'sThe Paris ReviewThe Atlantic, and other places.

Patricia Young’s most recent book of poetry, Amateurs at Love, was published with Goose Lane Editions. She lives in Victoria, BC. 


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