Volume 27.3

Autumn 2003

GALE ZOË GARNETT – Transient Dancing

Gale Zoë Garnett of Canada published her first novel, Visible Amazement, in Canada, the US, France and Germany. Transient Dancing is being published this fall in Canada, and comes out in France in 2004. Her short stories have appeared both in Exile and on CBC Radio’s Fall Festival of Fiction.

PRISCILA UPPAL – Live Coverage

Priscila Uppal of Canada is a young poet and fiction writer. She has published three collections of poetry: How to Draw Blood From a Stone (1998), Confessions of a Fertility Expert (1999), and Pretending to Die (2001), all with Exile Editions. She has also published fiction and poetry in national and international magazines. Her first novel, The Divine Economy of Salvation, was published in 2002 to critical acclaim in both Canada and the US, and is to be translated for release in the Netherlands, Belgium and Greece. Her new poetry collection Live Coverage will be released in the fall of 2003.

MIKE SCHERTZER – Evidence

Mike Schertzer of Canada has published numerous books including Short Films from the Fourteenth Century (Exile Editions) and his own dictionary, A Personal Dictionary. Evidence was first performed in its entirety in Vancouver in 2000.

W.W.E. ROSS – Four Poems

W.W.E. Ross of Canada was the country’s first modern poet. During his lifetime, he published privately two small books, Laconics and Sonnets. After his death, a selection of his “imagist” poems appeared as Shapes and Sounds in 1966. This fall, Exile Editions will publish a re-edited version of Laconics along with a selection of his sonnets.

PABLO NERUDA – Love Sonnets

Pablo Neruda of Chile, the Nobel laureate, published Cien sonetos de amor (100 Love Sonnets) in 1959. Neruda, who came to popularity in North America during the turmoil of the Sixties, was equally cherished in Chile as much for his sensual and erotic poetry as for his political poetry.

HAL NIEDZIECKI – Box

Hal Niedzviecki of Canada is a writer, culture commentator, and editor. He has published four books, among them the non-fiction We Want Some Too: Underground Desire and the Reinvention of Mass Culture and the novel Ditch, and edited the anthology Concrete Forest, the New Fiction of Canada. He also co-founded the magazine of Zine Culture, Broken Pencil.

KAREN CONNELLY – Two Poems

Karen Connelly of Canada has authored six books of poetry and best-selling nonfiction, the most recent being The Border Surrounds Us. Her best-known book, Touch the Dragon, A Thai Journal, won the Governor General’s Award for Non-Fiction, and was also a New York Times Notable Travel Book of the Year in 2002. Her novel The Lizard Cage, about a Burmese political prisoner and the child-labourer he befriends, is to be published in 2004.

NEALE MCDEVITT – A Shrine to Love on the Ganges

Neale McDevitt of Canada published his first book, One Day Even Trevi Will Crumble (Exile Editions), in 2002. He has also published in Another Chicago Magazine, SubTerrain, Pagitica, B&A and Exile. He won the 2002 Greensboro Award for Fiction, the 2000 QWF/CBC Short Story Contest and the 2000 Pagitica Creative Non-Fiction Contest. His stories have also appeared on spoken word CDs and have been adapted as radio dramas.

ALEJANDRO MOJICA – Covers

Alejandro Mojica (cover) of Mexico has been involved with the arts for decades, and has had exhibitions of his paintings in Mexico, the United States, Venezuela, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Belgium, and Canada.

DURENG BAO – Colour Section

Dureng Bao (colour section) of Inner Mongolia, China, was an “Official Artist” for the Army of China from 1970 to 1974; during this time he studied at the Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts, and painted for the Army. After his service-duty, he became the Art Director for a Mongolian publisher, then in 1982 returned to Beijing to continue his art studies and painting. He came to and has lived in Canada since 1990. (www.dureng.com)

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