No. 219 Summer 2022

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Issue 219 cover art by Jinny Yu


Novella Prize

  • Heo Nanseolheon, "Song of Scissors"
    translated by Suphil Lee Park
  • Lee Okbong, "From Dream Spirit"
    translated by Suphil Lee Park
  • K. R. Segriff, "Winter Walk with a Former Inmate"
  • Amy M. Alvarez, "Marriage Counselling: Lancaster, Pennsylvania"
  • Jes Battis , "Rose Names Herself," "Bubble Wrap," and "Tenderfoot"
  • Louie Leyson, "all my friends in a room listening to say it right by nelly furtado," "thank u rihanna part 2," and "killing flies in late september"
    Read an interview with Louie Leyson on their poetry.
  • Lauren Marshall, "Pandataria"
  • Kenneth Tanemura, "Ode to My Mother" and "Kid Sister"
  • Rose Henbest, "Cherry Blossoms"
  • Heather Birrell, "Kaput"  
  • Michael Kenyon, "whatchamacallit" and "Small Potatoes"
  • Jordan Mounteer, "Pacific Golden Chanterelle (Cantharellus formosus"
  • Meghan Kemp-Gee, "Taking" and "An Ending"
Creative Nonfiction
  • Jen Hirt, "This Is for the Camperdown Elm"
  • Daniel Allen Cox, "You Can't Blame Movers for Everything Broken"
  • Poetry

  • AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets,
    edited by A. Gregory Frankson 
    (Gatineau: Renaissance, 2022)
    (Reviewed by Paul Watkins)

    Diane Tucker, Nostalgia for Moving Parts
    (Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 2021)
    (Reviewed by Claire Majors)


  • Leah Ranada, The Cine Star Salon  
    (Edmonton: NeWest, 2021)
    (Reviewed by L'Amour Lisik)

  • Lee Gowan, The Beautiful Place 
    (Saskatoon: Thistledown, 2021)
    (Reviewed by Carol Matthews)

  • Nonfiction

  • Tomson Highway, Permanent Astonishment
    (Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2021)
    (Reviewed by Sally Carpentier)

  • Helen Humphreys, Field Study: Meditations on a Year at the Herbarium  
    (Toronto: ECW, 2021)
    (Reviewed by Marlene Cookshaw)

  • Mentionables

  • Steven Heighton, Selected Poems 1983-2020
    (Toronto: Anansi, 2021)

    Me Tomorrow: Indigenous Voices on the Future,
    edited by Drew Hayden Taylor
    (Madeira Park, BC: Douglas & McIntyre, 2021)

    Sarah Mintz, Handwringers
    (Regina: Radiant, 2021)

    Best Canadian Poetry 2021,
    edited by Souvankham Thammavongsa
    (Windsor, Biblioasis, 2021)

    (All reviewed by Book Reviews Editor Jay Ruzesky)

  • Jinny Yu, why does its lock fit my key?, 2018
    Oil on aluminum
  • 132 cm x 101.6 cm
  • Collection of the artist
  • Photograph: Richard-Max Tremblay
Contributor Notes
    coming soon