Volume 22.2

Summer 1998 – 124 pages

Contributors: Nick Papandreou; Claire Dé; Darryl Whetter; Michel Deguy; Alice Boissoneau; Aude; Nuruddin Farah

status: AVAILABLE; price: $12.00 CAN / $8.50 US; Order # R222

NICK PAPANDREOU – Parthena Earns Her Name

Nick Papandreou of Greece is a the author of a novel, Father Dancing: An Invented Memoir. Stories and essays of his have been published in The Threepenny Review, AGNI, Quarterly West, Indiana Review, Harvard Review, Quarry, Wascana Review and elsewhere. He attended high school in King City, Ontario in 1969-75. “Parthena” is drawn from oral histories of villagers who grew up in his grandfather’s birthplace in the district of Erymanthos, the mountainous region behind the port city of Patras in the Peloponnese.

CLAIRE DÉ – The Sparrow Has Cut the Day in Half

Claire Dé of Canada, born in Montréal, started by writing numerous one-act plays and radio dramas, but now devotes herself to fiction. The Sparrow Has Cut the Day in Half is her seventh book, following Soundless Loves and Desire as Natural Disaster, for which she was awarded the Prix Stendhal in France.

DARRYL WHETTER – Tomorrow’s Soldier

Darryl Whetter of Canada has had poetry and fiction published in Tickle Ace, Jones Av, and Blood and Aphorisms. He was founding editor of QWERTY and currently edits the Internet magazine Qwerte.

MICHEL DEGUY – A Poleoscope

Michael Deguy of France is outstanding among that country’s poets. Among his many collections are: Donnant Donnant, Jumelages, Made in USA, Tombeau de Du Bellay, Figurations, Actes, and Oui Dire. Given Giving, a selection of his poems, was translated into English by Clayton Eshleman.


Alice Boissonneau of Canada is the author of a collection of stories, There Will Be Gardens and a novel A Sudden Brightness.

AUDE – The Indiscernable Movement Called Life


The Ferryman

Aude of Canada lives in Québec City. Her novelistic collection of stories, The Imperceptible Movement, received the Governor General¹s Award for fiction in French in 1997. Aude is her pseudonym.

BRUCE MEYER – Anna Jameson at Niagara: The Whirlpool

Bruce Meyer of Canada is the author of several volumes of poetry: The Tongues Between Us, The Aging of America, Steel Valley, The Open Room, Radio Silence, The Presence and a collection of short stories, Goodbye Mr. Spalding.


Nuruddin Farah of Somalia has been named the 1998 laureate of the Neustadt Inter-national Prize for Literature, often considered the most prestigious international literary award after the Nobel. Farah was exiled from his country for two decades, returning for the first time in 1996. Encouraged to write when he was a boy by a young Margaret Laurence while she was working in Somalia, Farah became one of the first novelists born out of this highly oral society. He was named by Salman Rushdie as “one of the finest contemporary African novelists.”

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