Volume 29.1

Spring 2005


Niccolò Ammaniti of Italy has published the novels Branchie, Ti prendo e ti porto via, and Io non ho paura (I Am Not Scared, which was made into the film of the same name by Gabriele Salvatores), and a collection of stories Fango, from which Marco Risi made the film L’ultimo capodanno. This story will appear in the Spring in the United States in Italville, a collection of contemporary Italian fiction and poetry.


Michael Hetherington of Canada is the author of a collection of stories, The Late Night Caller, and his prose has appeared in several journals, including Blood & Aphorisms and The Malahat Review. He says that beginning in November, 1995, he wrote a fragment of fiction every day for 2,500 days, ending on Thanksgiving Sunday in October 2002. 600 selections from that “personal imaginative archive” have become the book, The Archive Carpet.

KEN BABSTOCK – Eight Poems

Ken Babstock of Canada is the author of Mean, winner of the Milton Acorn Award and the Atlantic Poetry Prize, and Days into Flatspin, shortlisted for the Winterset Award and winner of a K.M. Hunter Award. His poems have been translated into Dutch, German, and Serbo-Croatian, and have won Gold in Canada’s National Magazine Awards.


Carole David of Canada is a poet and a novelist. In 1999, La Maison d’Ophé-lie was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry. She won the Émile-Nelligan Award for Terroristes d’amour and the Estuaire des Terras-ses/Saint-Sulpice Award for Abandons. Guernica Editions published her novel Impala in 1997.

B.W. POWE – Two Poems

B.W. Powe of Canada is widely regarded as one of the original and unclassifiable authors in Canadian writing. He is the author of A Climate Charged, The Solitary Outlaw, A Tremendous Canada of Light, Outage, and Light On-words/Light Onwards.

GEORGE ELLIOTT CLARKE – Illuminated Voices

(With Photographs by Ricardo Scipio)

George Elliott Clarke of Canada is a poet from Africadia (African Nova Scotia). His books include Whylah Falls and Execution Poems, which won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry in 2001. Also the librettist for two operas (Beatrice Chancy and Québecite) Clarke has just become a novelist publishing George & Rue to fine reviews. He teaches at the University of Toronto.


Louise Dupré of Canada is one of the most distinguished women of letters in Québec. Her most recent poetry collection is Une écharde sous ton ongle. She has also published art books, essays and two novels. She has received many prizes and awards and is a member of l’Académie des lettres du Québec et de la Société Royale du Canada.

FRANCE THÉORET – Girls Closed In

France Théoret of Canada is recognized as one of the important Québec feminist writers. Born in Montreal, she has published nine books, including a novel and a volume of essays. Guernica Editions published The Tangible Word in 1991.

LISA FOAD – Two Stories

Lisa Foad of Canada is a young Toronto writer and performer, who is publishing fiction in a literary journal for the first time. She is a columnist and contributor for Xtra! Magazine, and one-third of the spoken word-based multi-media performance troupe, Trash & Ready.

NICOLE BROSSARD – Picture Theory

Nicole Brossard of Canada has twice won the Governor General’s Award and the Grand Prix de la Poésie de la Fondation des Forges. She has published nineteen collections of poetry and eight novels. Museum of Bone and Water is the most recent collection of her work to appear in translation.

BARRY CALLAGHAN – Two Poems and a Letter from Leningrad

Barry Callaghan of Canada, the author of nine books of poems and stories, has also published a memoir, Barrelhouse Kings. The three pieces in this issue are from Raise You Five: Essays and Encounters 1964—2004, Volume One, appearing in the Spring of 2005.


Annette Kraft van Ermel (cover) of Canada has work in collections in Canada, New York, England and The Netherlands. Her work has appeared on magazine and book covers, in theatre productions, and various music videos; she also works in stained glass, photography and large-scale murals. (www.kraftvanermel.com)

RICARDO SCIPIO – Colour Section

Ricardo Scipio (photographs) of Canada was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but grew up in Toronto. He began his work with nudes in 1991, going on to have 14 gallery shows of his celebration of Black beauty–”Uzuri”–in Toronto, Miami, New Orleans, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. He briefly retired from photography in 1996 to pursue his filmmaking career, and in 1997 he wrote, directed and co-produced the feature film When, in New York. In 1998-99 he wrote, directed and produced his second New York feature film Watershed. The book, Illuminated Verses–his collaboration with George Elliott Clarke–is slated for publication in the autumn of 2005. (www.ricardoscipio.com)

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