Congratulations to the 2014 Far Horizons Poetry Award Winner: Laura Ritland!
Interview with Jan Zwicky, Summer Issue Contributor
Malahat editor John Barton, to mark the publication of seven new poems by Jan Zwicky in the magazine’s Summer 2014 issue, asks her a few general questions about what—the processes?, the perspectives?—animates her writing.
JB: What role does silence take in your work, both practically (freedom from distraction) and aesthetically (discursiveness versus restraint)? Is making space for or a voicing of silence (if that is in any way possible) somehow connected to a focusing away from the self and toward the world?
JZ: Silence is the aural counterpart of space. Becoming aware of it is one way of becoming aware of the outlines of aural gestures that occur within it. I hope my work is full of silence. It’s one of the things I’m trying to point to.
Read the rest of Jan Zwicky's interview on the Malahat website.
WordsThaw 2015 is Coming
The Malahat Review's third annual writing symposium is in the works! We're gearing up for another full spring weekend of literary readings, panel discussions, workshops with local writers, and more.
Save the date: WordsThaw 2015 will take place March 19-22 at the University of Victoria.
All updates will be posted to our WordsThaw event page. Bookmark it here, and stay tuned.
Take a look at last year's WordsThaw website.
Call for Website Writers
We're on the lookout for writers based in Victoria, BC (or surrounding areas) interested in writing issue reviews for Our Back Pages. Desired qualifications include a knack for brief/succinct writing, a zest for background research, and a love of Canadian literature.
Check out a couple back issue write-ups (like our featured issue to the left) to see what it's all about. We offer your name in lights in lieu of payment at this time.
Send us an email and tell us why you'd like to write for The Malahat Review!