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John Barton's Reading Recommendation

John Barton’s books include Polari, We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos, and The Essential Douglas LePan, which won a 2020 eLit Award. Lost Family, his twelfth book of poetry, was nominated for the 2021 Derek Walcott Prize. His poetry was most recently featured in The Fiddlehead in the Spring 2022 issue. He lives in Victoria, where he is the city’s fifth poet laureate. 

Pamela Yuen's Reading Recommendation

Pamela Yuen was born to Hong Kong migrants in rural Ontario. She is an expressive writing facilitator with the Toronto Writers’ Collective and serves as an executive committee member of Canadian Authors Association, Toronto Branch. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Savant-Garde, the Brooklin Poetry Society, and Brickyard. Her poem Dinosaurs was featured in the Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead. You can visit her on twitter: @peameala

Congratulations to the Winners of the 7th Annual New Brunswick Book Awards!

The 7th annual New Brunswick Book Awards were presented at a ceremony Saturday, June 4 in Fredericton, celebrating writing excellence in poetry, fiction, nonfiction and children’s picture books. The awards program represents a partnership between the Writers’ Federation and The Fiddlehead, which has nurtured New Brunswick's literary culture for more than 75 years. 


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