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Norman Dubie: The Details of Winter That Upset Us

By Ross Leckie, Editor.

I first came to the poetry of Norman Dubie as a student lurking in second-hand bookstores, finding bedraggled copies of his books, and taking them home with me. Well, I did pay for them, and then they paid me back. “These poems are as simple as ice,” I thought. Then I thought, “These poems are as damned complicated as ice. Slippery too.” If the devil is in the details, then so are the many gods of the living and the dead, and how we speak to them. 

No. 271 (Spring 2017)

Our issue is now out in the world! It include the winners and honourable mentions from our 26th annual contest! Check your mail boxes or find a copy at your local newsstand! Click through to read the winning poem, "Fabric" by Dominique Bernier-Cormier and an excerpt from the winning story, "Blues Too Bright" by Kate Finegan! Also, you can read the introduction to the special section on Norman Dubie! 

Odd Sundays presents Season Finale; Authors' Fair in St. Stephen

Odd Sundays meets again on April 23 at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St., and the featured readers are Laura Noble and Katherine Ouellette. Their appearance at odd sundays is partial fulfilment of the requirements for their Honours Thesis in Creative Writing course at St. Thomas University. Since their proposed novel projects were approved by STU’s English Department in May 2016, they’ve been researching, plotting, writing, and rewriting under the supervisory eye of Kathy Mac (aka Dr.

An Interview with Dominique Bernier-Cormier

By Jenna Albert

Dominique Bernier-Cormier's poems have recently appeared in The Malahat Review, The Puritan, and Poetry is Dead, and won honourable mentions in CV2's Young Buck Poetry Prize in 2015 and 2016. His first chapbook, Englishing, will be published this spring by Frog Hollow Press. 

Editorial Assistant Jenna Albert conducted this interview by email in mid-March.

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Jenna Albert: First of all, congratulations on winning the 26th Annual Ralph Gustafson Poetry Contest. You must be ecstatic!

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