Volume 32.4

Winter 2008


Nicholas Ruddock of Guelph, Ontario, has appered in Antigonish Review, Fiddlehead, Grain, sub-Terrain, Dalhousie Review, Prism International, Event, Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and was included in the 2007 Journey Prize Anthology.

Brian Brett is the author of ten books of poetry, fiction, and a memoir. Active in promoting Canadian literature and culture, he is a retired Chair of The Writers’ Union of Canada. His most recent book is Uproar’s Your Only Music, a poet’s memoir (Exile Editions, 2004). In 2009 his new memoir/natural history, Trauma Farm, will be released. He lives with his family on Salt Spring Island, B.C.
Last Report of the Lost Patrol

Lisa Foad is a Toronto-based writer who frequently teaches creative writing at George Brown College. Her work has appeared in Matrix Magazine and Exile: The Literary Quarterly, and was anthologized in Red Light: Superheroes, Sluts and Saints, and Geeks, Misfits and Outlaws. She is a regular contributor to the queer Toronto weekly Xtra! Magazine, and is a freelance contributor to NOW Magazine and Herizon.
Lost Dogs

Hayden Carruth (1922-2008) of Munnsville, NY, published over thirty volumes of poetry, essays, a novel and two anthologies. He received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, $50,000 Lannon Literary Award, Harriet Monroe Award, Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, and the National Book Award For Poetry.
Three Songs

Janice Kulyk Keefer of Toronto has published The Paris-Napoli Express, Transfigurations, Travelling Ladies, Rest Harrow, White of the Lesser Angels, Marrying the Sea, Thieves, and a memoir, Honey and Ashes. Her recent book of poetry, Midnight Stroll (Exile Editions, 2006), is a 200-page collection, visually complemented by 20 colour plates and numerous B&W paintings, drawings and prints, as well as 35 photographs; her most recent novel, The Ladies Lending Library, was released shortly after.
Four Poems ~ 48

Christopher Adamson of Toronto has appeared twice in Exile The Literary Quarterly, and twice in Ontario Review (from which “A Hot Day in Paris” won the U.S. Cooper Memorial Prize for Short Fiction in 2006). He also published the novel The Road to Jewel Beach (Exile Editions, 2004).
Fire and Ice

Sharron Proulx-Turner is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Her memoir, Where the Rivers Join – written under the pseudonym Beckylane – was short-listed for the Edna Staebler award for creative non-fiction, and her second book, what the auntys say, was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Prize for best first book of poetry.  she is reading her blanket with her hands, and the epic poem she walks for days/ inside a thousand eyes/ a two-spirit story were recently published. Her work has also appeared in numerous anthologies and journals.
Two Poems

Charles Pachter has been seen as a national icon in Canada for decades, and is also internationally recognized as a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. His work has been exhibited, and is in public and private collections in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Japan, and India. He is also a member of the Order of Canada, and lives in Toronto.
M is for Moosemerizing…

José Ramón Heredia (1900-1987) of Venezuela was a journalist, literary critic, diplomat, essayist and poet. He published 12 books, the most important being Los espejos del más allá in which he defined his modernist/ romantic style – combining the socio-political with the cosmic, urban and scientific – that would gain him international recognition.
Five Poems

Edward Brown of Toronto has published in Spacing Magazine, Shameless, Danforth Review, Dalhousie Review, Exile: The Literary Quarterly. His story “Beer Bottles and Bowling Balls” (in Exile Quarterly) was included in the 2007 Journey Prize Anthology.
Meet the Teacher

Concetta Principe of Toronto has published Interference, a collection of prose poems, and the novella Stained Glass. Her poems have appeared in Descant, Grain, Malahat Review and Matrix. Don Juan’s Fish-bowl is her poetry collection-in-progress.
Don Juan’s Fishbowl

Stephen Cain of Toronto is the author of the poetry collections American Standard/Canada Dry, Torontology, and, dyslexicon, and the collaborative series of micro-fictions, Double Helix, written with Jay MillAr. He is also co-author, with Tim Conley, of The Encyclopedia of Fictional and Fantastic Languages.
A Homophonic Translation of Claude Gauvreau’s  “Trustful Fatigue and Reality”

Lillian Necakov came as a child to Toronto from Beo-grad, (former) Yugoslavia. Her books are Polaroids, Hat Trick (Exile Editions, 1998) and The Bone Broker; she is anthologized in the U.S., Europe, China and Canada.
Ten Poems

Ray Roberston of Toronto is the author of the novels Home Movies, Heroes, Moody Food, Gently Down the Stream, and What Happened Later, and a collection of nonfiction, Mental Hygiene: Essays on Writers and Writing. His sixth novel, David, is due Autumn 2009.

Patricia Latour of Gatineau, Quebec, is an emerging painter with works exhibited and collected in Canada, France and Belgium.
Cover Paintings

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