No. 194 Spring 2016

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2016 Open Season Awards

  • Martin James Ainsley, "Muscle Car"
  • Read an interview with Martin James Ainsley on his poem.
  • David Alexander, "The Foothold Trap"
  • Dominique Bernier-Cormier, "After Practice"
  • Roo Borson, "Fifty-Eight Ibises," "Thinking of Thomas Wyatt's 'They Flee from Me,'" "Winterlight," "Broome," "The Varying Hare"
  • Alyda Faber, "Portrait of my mother as Pope Innocent X," "Portrait of my mother as Saint Felicitas," "Portrait of my mother with wolf"
  • Steven Heighton, "The Waking Comes Late," "A Cosmos," "Inspired by a Line by Paul Celan," "The Minor Chords"
  • Jim Johnstone, "Labelled Faces in the Wind"
  • Sylvia Legris, "Recto: The Bladder. / Verso: The Lungs, c. 1508"
  • Cassidy McFadzean, "Bedizen"
  • Jacob McArthur Mooney, "Babushka Lady to Umbrella Man"
  • Barbara Nickel, "Anchoress"
  • Catherine Owen, "36 Sentences on the Fraser River that could serve as a very small nest"
  • John Reibetanz, "The Barovier Wedding Cup, 1450," "Decipherings," "'Bird's Nest' Hunt"
  • Robert N. Watson, "Silver Vanity"
  • Kate Cayley, "The Ascent"
  • Maria Reva, "Subject Winifred"
Creative Nonfiction
    Jennifer Bowering Delisle, "Micrographia"
  • Reflection, 2013
    35mm C-Print
    Collection of the Photographer
    Photo: Jennilee Marigomen
Contributor Notes
  • Martin James Ainsley’s writing has appeared in numerous literary journals. An editor in Fredericton, he is writing a novel about colonial British Columbia.

  • David Alexander’s poems have appeared in Lemon Hound and subTerrain. His first chapbook, Chicken Scratch, is available from Puddles of Sky Press. He lives in Toronto.

  • Dominique Bernier-Cormier, a poet and nonfiction writer from Montreal, has published in Scrivener, Bywords, and STEPS. He is PRISM international’s poetry editor.

  • Roo Borson’s Box Kite, a book of collaboratively written prose poems by Baziju (Roo Borson and Kim Maltman) will be published by House of Anansi in 2016.

  • Kate Cayley’s How You Were Born was nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction and won the 2015 Trillium Book Award. Brick will publish her second book of poetry, Other Houses, in 2017.

  • Jennifer Bowering Delisle’s hybrid of poetry and family memoir, The Bosun Chair, is forthcoming from NeWest. She lives in Edmonton.

  • Jamie Dopp teaches Canadian literature at the University of Victoria and has published two books of poetry and a novel. His latest book (with Richard Harrison) is Now is the Winter: Thinking About Hockey.

  • Alyda Faber’s first poetry collection, Dust or Fire, will be published this year by Goose Lane. She lives in Halifax.

  • Paul Franz, a writer from Toronto, is a doctoral candidate in English at Yale.

  • Steven Heighton’s recent books are The Waking Comes Late, The Dead are More Visible, and Workbook. His stories and poetry have won four gold National Magazine Awards. Anansi will publish a new collection of poems in 2016.

  • Anouk H. Henri holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and lives in Ottawa.

  • Heather Jessup is the author of The Lightning Field and an instructor at Langara College in Vancouver.

  • Jim Johnstone is a Toronto-based poet, editor, and critic. His fourth book of poetry is Dog Ear (Véhicule, 2014).

  • Allison LaSorda is an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph. She writes poetry and fiction.

  • Sylvia Legris’ next book of poems, The Hideous Hidden, is forthcoming from New Directions this fall. She lives in Saskatoon.

  • Katherine Magyarody, a University of Toronto doctoral student, is working on a collection of short stories and two novel manuscripts.

  • Jennilee Marigomen selected by Photo District News as one of “30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch,” lives in Vancouver. She is communications coordinator for Gallery 295.

  • Cassidy McFadzean, a Regina-based poet and Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate, published her first collection Hacker Packer with McClelland & Stewart in 2015.

  • Jacob McArthur Mooney’s newest book of poetry is Don’t Be Interesting (McClelland & Stewart, 2016). He lives in Toronto.

  • Barbara Nickel has won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award. Her latest book, A Boy Asked the Wind, is for young readers. She lives in Yarrow, B.C.

  • Catherine Owen lives in New Westminster with a view of the Fraser River. She has published twelve collections of poetry, essays, and soon, short fiction.

  • John Pass’ poems have appeared in nineteen books and chapbooks. He won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry in 2006. His latest book is Forecast: Selected Early Poems 1970-1990.

  • John Reibetanz’s ninth book of poetry, Where We Live, will appear with McGill-Queen’s in 2016. He teaches English and creative writing at Victoria College, Toronto.

  • Maria Reva is a fiction fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, Texas. She was a finalist for the 2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize.

  • Lynne Van Luven edited “Elusive Boundaries: Creative Nonfiction in Canada Today,” The Malahat Review’s Winter 2015 issue. She lives in Victoria.

  • Robert N. Watson teaches English at UCLA and has published in the New Yorker.

  • Jennifer Williamson worked as an archaeologist in the U.S. and Canada before settling in Edmonton. She has published stories in 40 Below and Alberta Views.