Volume 27.1

Spring 2003

SVEND ÅGE MADSEN – The Man Who Created Woman

Svend Åge Madsen of Denmark has extraordinary range as a writer, working as a historical, fantasy, revenge and satirical novelist. Among his works: Virtue and Vice in the Middle Time, Manhunt, The Gift of Eden, The Woman Without a Body and Seven-Age-Madness.


John Montague of Ireland became, in 1998, the first Ireland Professor of Poetry, in recognition of his major publications: Death of a Chieftain (stories), The Rough Field, The Great Cloak, The Dead Kingdom, Mount Eagle, Collected Poems and Smashing the Piano.

MELISSA HARDY – The Puny Column

Melissa Hardy of Canada is the author of short stories and three novels, most recently, A Cry for Bees and Demon Barrow. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and journals, including Malahat Review, Ontario Review and Best Canadian Stories. She received the $10,000 Journey Prize for a story that first appeared in Exile.

COLIN CARBERRY – The Green Table

Colin Carberry of Canada is a young poet who has published in The Fiddlehead, Poetry Ireland Review, The Antigonish Review, Pagitica and Exile. His first book, The Green Table, will appear this fall.

SHUKRY AYYAD – In the Surgery

Shukry Ayyad of Egypt, translator of Artistotle’s Poetics and Russian poetry, is also a journalist, an editor, and diplomat. He is the author of essays about the emergence of short fiction in Arabic and two collections of short stories, A New Birth and The University Road.


Jaime Sabines of Chiapas, Mexico, was a major poet of the 20th century–Octavio Paz had described him as “one of the best poets working in our tonque.” Before his death in 1999, he published a dozen books, and Pieces of Shadow: Selected Poems was translated by W.S. Merwin. His first book, Hora, translated by Colin Carberry, will be published this fall.


Brandon Cronenberg of Canada (illustrations) is a young artist. These are his first published works.


Michael Pacey of Canada has appeared in The Antigonish Review, The Fiddlehead, The Malahat Review, and several other Canadian periodicals. He recently won First Prize in the Poetry category of the Writers’ Federation of NB Annual Competition.

MARK PATERSON – Other People’s Funerals

Mark Paterson of Canada has appeared in several journals, including Sub-terranian, Blood & Aphorisms, Broken Pencil, Pagitica and Pottersfield Portfolio.


Frank Westcott of Canada, man of letters and composer, is a storyteller and dramatist who has published Frank Westcott’s Apocrypha Stories: The Writer and the Whore, The Fisherman, Lucky, Sotú.

JOHN REEVES – Walking In Bill’s Shoes

John Reeves of Canada (Colour Section and Cover) is outstanding among this country’s photographers. Collections of his portrait work include About Face, Exile’s Exiles and Incontro: Where Italy and Canada Meet.

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