Volume 33.1

Spring 2009


Barry Callaghan of Toronto is an award-winning poet, novelist, publisher and journalist. His works include Hogg: The Poems and Drawings, The Black Queen Stories, When Things Get Worst, A Kiss Is Still a Kiss, and the memoir Barrelhouse Kings. His writing has been published and translated around the world.
A Little B-Ball With Rabbit: John Updike

Erina Harris is a Canadian poet currently completing her MFA at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in journals in several countries, and in translation. She has received numerous awards, grants, residencies, and subpoenas.

Marilyn Dumont of Edmonton has written A Really Good Brown Girl (Gerald Lampert Memorial Award), green girl dreams mountains (Stephan G. Stephansson Award) and that tongued belonging (Anskohk Aborigi-nal Poetry Book of the Year). She has been Writer-in-Residence at various universities, and teaches Creative Writing.
Three Poems

Jean-Marc Desgent of Montréal is among the most original of Quebec poets writing today. He has published close to twenty books, and has won Le Grand Prix du Festival International de Poésie de Trois-Rivières award twice, the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, and Le Prix Estuaire des Terrasses Saint-Sulpice poetry award. Translator Daniel Sloate is a writer who lives in Montréal.
Twentieth Centuries

Carol David of Montréal has published six books of poetry. She has won the Émile-Nelligan award, the Terrasses-Saint-Sulpice poetry award, and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry and Le Grand Prize de Poésie de Trois-Rivières award. Her new collection of poetry, The Place Where Your Soul Dwells, follows her latest short fiction collection, Unholy Stories. Translator Nora Alleyn lives in Montréal.
The Place Where Your Soul Dwells

Linda Griffiths of Toronto has, as a playwright and actor, received numerous recognitions, among them five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, a Gemini Award, two Chalmer’s Awards, and has twice been nominated for the Governor General’s Award. Her plays include Maggie & Pierre, The Darling Family, Alien Creature: a visitation from Gwendolyn MacEwen, and Age of Arousal.
A Game of Inches

Kathleen McCracken of Markdale, Ontario, is the author of six collections of poetry including Blue Light, Bay and College (shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for Poetry), A Geography of Souls and Mooncalves (Exile Editions, 2007). Tattoo Land is forthcoming in 2009 from Exile Editions.
Snow Tea

Special international Section
Our Canadian Poets Take On the World

Barry Callaghan, who began this issue, is recognized as one of Canada’s great men of letters, and has won the W.O. Mitchell Award for mentoring young writers. His latest works are the book of short stories, Between Trains, and a new novel, Beside Still Waters.
Stone Soup

Armand Garnet Ruffo of Ottawa derives significant influence from his Ojibway heritage. His books include Opening in the Sky, Grey Owl: the Mystery of Archie Belaney, and At Geronimo’s Grave, winner of the 2002 Archibald Lampman Award for Poetry. He is an Associate Professor specializing in Aboriginal Literature, at Carleton University.
Water Lily Woman

Jennifer Duncan is a Toronto writer. Her previous books are Sanctuary & Other Stories and Frontier Spirit: The Brave Women of the Klondike. She teaches Creative Writing at York University, and co-directs at KIAC.
Red Light, White Snow, Black Sky

Ricardo Sternberg is the author of three poetry collections: The Invention of Honey, Map of Dreams and Bamboo Church. He teaches Brazilian literature at the University of Toronto.
Three Poems

Joanne Arnott is a Métis writer, born in Winnipeg, and currently residing in B.C.’s Lower Mainland. Her passions are writing, performing on stage, and being an activist supporting the voices of Aboriginal mothers and grandmothers. Her books include Breasting the Waves: On Writing & Healing, Steepy Mountain: love poetry, and Mother Time: poems new & selected.
Three Poems

Erin Robinsong is originally from coastal B.C., and now lives in Toronto working on an MFA in Creative Writing. She is an interdisciplinary artist, a recipient of the Irving Layton award for poetry, and is co-curator of The Twilight Bike-In Movie Theatre and Tertulia, a literary salon.
Homonym Series, #12

Hugh Graham is a writer, screenwriter and journalist from Toronto. His work for radio won an ACTRA and a Peabody Award. His last book was a memoir, Ploughing the Seas (Exile Editions), about CIA operations in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, 1984-1987. His short fiction has appeared in the New Quarterly, The Antigonish Review and Exile: The Literay Quarterly.
Last Chance ~ 148

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