Issue #35 - Spring 2009
Editorial Comment Highlights
Two former contributors to this magazine have certainly "done us proud" in recent days. In the most recent CBC Literary competition, the winners of both the Creative Non-Fiction Category and the Fiction Category published their first work between these pages.
In issue #6, from 1994, Sarah de Leeuw published a poem called "Female Gametophyte Development and Fertilization," and, in her biography, she says that "she is hard to reach by phone." With the recent win for her essay "Columbus Burning," I imagine she has made herself a little more accessible, particularly to publishers and agents. She is also teh author of Unmarked: Landscapes along Highway 16, a collection of creative non-fiction essays exploring the geographies of her home.
Claire Battershill, the winner in the fiction category, appears in four issues, from Spring, 2003, to Fall, 2004, and, in her post-secondary career, she has finished an undergraduate degree in English literature at Oxford, embarked on her PhD at the University of Toronto and worked as Margaret Atwood's research assistant on her recent collection of Massey Lectures.
We are proud to be able to say of these two successful artists that we recognized their talents at the beginning of their careers. Undoubtedly, they would have done equally well without our help, but we like to imagine that our cheers helped them along their way. Their success leads us to wonder which future award winners lurk between the pages of this issue. Our advice is to read it and make your own predictions.
Table of Contents
cover art: London Calling by Margo Milton
Jennifer Pettet Twice Gone Catriona Christison Dare Memories of Two Ladies Long Ago Julie Shim Jazz Nights Two More in a Barn Laura Nelles Love Poems Ten Miles from the Great Divide Harmon Moon Idyll Kirsten Marsh Carla, 1972 Christmas Under the Covers Stephanie Pearce Have a Nice Day Kelsey Harbord Before They Wake When I Close My Eyes Allegra Lee Metamorphosis Riordan Forsyth Hero-Bones A Riddle Spider Jess Bowman The Buzz of Power Lines Pantoum of Beach and Father Sammy Davies What They Saw Shawna Kostelnik Life in the Ashes The Bowl Brittney Hodgson Mykonos Dinner Speicial, After the Beach Vickie Yang Road Trip Tamara Speth Vacancy Lyssa Hogg Friday Nights Kayleigh Ratz In the Fresh Jaimie Beveridge A Living Celebrity Marley Poniedzielnik June 15, 2007 The Reason I Write Rachel Orfani Cannibal Tuesday Emily Paskevics The Dolls House LIke a Woman Lexi McColl Etrangere Erica Heinz Clumsy in Love Samantha Wilson Mine Monica Rossa Range Chelsea Leadbetter Elephant Tree Brookyn Kemp Ugandan Demi-Glosa Robert Pierrard Love is a Talent Ever Vigilant Fingers Wanted: Tomas Gustafson This is Not a Writing Exercise Po-tay-toe, Po-tah-toe Linda Yu Strawberry Swing Athabasca Witschi Under Neon Signs
Daniela Loggia Kissing Cousins Robert Pierrard Transcendental Journeys Rachel Orfani Too Late to Say "I Told You So" Ian Kopp First Date Dancing Lesson Tobias Atkin Blood Red Jess Bowman Baserunning Jaimie Beveridge The Unsettled Heart Laura Nelles Assorted Nuts of Tunapuna Bragging Rights Lyssa Hogg Wombats x3 Reunion R.L. Saunders Happy New Year from Eric Martin Pavillion Danielle Carr Mr Kalnin Tunes the Piano
Connor Gaston Sleepwalker #1 Sleepwalker #4 Megan Jarman Racheal Margo Milton Connection Eye See