Thursday, February 25, 2021

issue sixteen : The FANGIRL issue : guest-edited by Kirby

NOW AVAILABLE: G U E S T #16
The FANGIRL issue
edited by Kirby

see here for Kirby’s introduction and biography

featuring new work by:
Norma Cole
Stephen Collis
Karen Mac Cormack
Zoe Imani Sharpe
Dale Martin Smith
A. F. Moritz
Phillip Crymble
Ayaz Pirani
Maureen Scott Harris
Sarah Pinder
Canisia Lubrin
Bardia Sinaee
Mark Truscott
R. Kolewe
Anne Michaels


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Author biographies:

Norma Cole
is a poet, translator and visual artist. Recent works include a book of poetry, FATE NEWS (2018), a film, At the Turning Bridge (2019) and Drawings (Further Other Book Works, 2020). She lives in San Francisco. normacole.org

Stephen Collis is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, including The Commons (Talonbooks 2008), the BC Book Prize winning On the Material (Talonbooks 2010), Once in Blockadia (Talonbooks 2016) and Almost Islands: Phyllis Webb and the Pursuit of the Unwritten (Talonbooks 2018). In 2019 he was awarded the Latner Writers’ Trust of Canada Poetry Prize in recognition of his body of work. In 2021 Talonbooks will publish A History of the Theories of Rain. He lives near Vancouver, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, and teaches poetry and poetics at Simon Fraser University.

Karen Mac Cormack is the author of fifteen books of poetry, most recently RECHELESSE PRATTICQUE (Chax Press, Tucson/Victoria, 2018). Other titles include AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013), TALE LIGHT: New & Selected Poems 1984–2009 (BookThug, Toronto, 2010) and Implexures (Chax Press, Tucson/West House Books, Sheffield). Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies including Moving Borders, Out of Everywhere, Another Language, and Prismatic Publics. Her texts have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. The poem in this issue of GUEST is from her new work Quaquaversal, to be published by Dr. Cicero Books in 2021. Of dual Canadian/UK citizenship she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Zoe Imani Sharpe is a poet and essayist, with recent work in The Puritan and MuseMedusa. She was shortlisted for the Writer's Trust 2020 Bronwen Wallace Award.

Dale Martin Smith is the author of Sons (2017), Slow Poetry in America (2014), Black Stone (2007), and American Rambler (2000). A new collection, Flying Red Horse, will be published by Talonbooks in fall 2021.

A. F. Moritz has written more than twenty books of poetry, and has received the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Ingram Merrill Fellowship. His collection, The Sentinel, won the 2009 Griffin Poetry Prize, and a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His most recent collections are The Sparrow (2018) and As Far As You Know (2020). He lives in Toronto, where he is serving as the city’s sixth Poet Laureate.

Phillip Crymble is a physically disabled writer and literary scholar living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. A poetry editor at The Fiddlehead and a PhD candidate at UNB, he received his MFA from the University of Michigan and has published poems in The Literary Review of Canada, The Forward Book of Poetry, The Malahat Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and elsewhere. In 2016 he won The Puritan’s annual Thomas Morton Poetry Prize. In 2017 he was voted the Reader’s Choice Award winner in Arc Poetry’s poem of the Year contest.

Ayaz Pirani’s books include Happy You Are Here (The Word Works, 2016), Kabir’s Jacket Has a Thousand Pockets (Mawenzi House, 2019) and Bachelor of Art (Anstruther Press, 2020). His work recently appeared in The Malahat Review, ARC Poetry Magazine and The Antigonish Review. He lives near Monterey, California.

Toronto poet and essayist Maureen Scott Harris has published three collections of poetry: A Possible Landscape, Drowning Lessons (awarded the 2005 Trillium Book Award for Poetry), and Slow Curve Out. With the River Poets she leads poetry walks through Toronto parks.

Sarah Pinder is the author of Cutting Room (Coach House Books, 2012) and Common Place (Coach House Books, 2017). Her writing has been shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Awards, and included in magazines like Geist, Arc and Poetry is Dead. She lives in Toronto.

Canisia Lubrin is the author of Voodoo Hypothesis and The Dyzgraphxst.

Bardia Sinaee was born in Tehran, Iran, and lives in Toronto. His first book is Intruder (Anansi, 2021).

Mark Truscott’s most recent book, Branches, won the inaugural Nelson Ball Prize. Newer poems appear in Fiddlehead and Posit, and others are forthcoming in Grain, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, New Quarterly, and Oversound.

R. Kolewe lives in Toronto.

He has published two collections of poetry, Afterletters (Book*hug 2014) and Inspecting Nostalgia (TalonBooks 2017) and several chapbooks, most recently The Wild Fox (Knife | Fork | Book 2021) and Like the noises alive people wear (above/ground 2019). A book-length poem, The Absence of Zero, is forthcoming from Book*hug later in 2021.

Anne Michaels is a novelist and poet. Her books are translated into more than fifty languages and have won dozens of international awards, including the Orange Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, and the Lannan Award for Fiction. Among many other honours, she has served as Toronto’s Poet Laureate. Her novel FUGITIVE PIECES was adapted as a feature film. Her most recent books include ALL WE SAW and INFINITE GRADATION.

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