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No. 279 (Spring 2019)

Introduction: Sue Sinclair and Ross Leckie

Creative NonfictionAnnie Q. Syed and Dominik Parisien

Fiction: Ahmad Danny Ramadan, Michael Maitland, Jacqueline Mastin, and Chris Benjamin

Poetry: Kazim Ali, Kim Trainor, Nolan Natasha, Alycia Pirmohamed. Erin Noteboom, Patrick Deeley, Geoff Pevlin, Megan Denton Ray, Síle Englert, Matthew Gwathmey, Soraya Peerbaye, Jean-Philippe Raîche (trans. Jo-Anne Elder), Rebecca Thomas, Herbert Woodward Martin, Patricia Corbus, Tim Fab-Eme, Herménégilde Chiasson (trans. Shane Neilson and Janet Sunohara-Neilson), and Jaclyn Desforges.

Reviews: Shane Neilson, Brian Bartlett, Ian Colford, Kim Fahner, and Susan Haley

Utopic, Coming-of-Age Story for Millennials

By Megan Kuklis
A Review of Darusha Wehm's The Home for Wayward Parrots (NeWest Press, 2018)

The Home for Wayward Parrots by Darusha Wehm is a charming novel that centres on the complicated lives of its many sweet characters. Exceptionally readable, the novel flows through the past and present of Brian “Gumbo” Guillemot’s life with such care that readers will not be able to put it down. This novel should be devoured in a single sitting.

2019 Poetry In Voice Competition Features Two Atlantic Canadian Semifinalists 

The Fiddlehead would like to congratulate the two Atlantic Canadian semifinalists in the 2019 Poetry In Voice Competition: Sophia Wilcott from Harbour View High School, Saint John, NB, and Berry Genge from Montague Regional High School, Montague, PEI. They are two of the 24 semifinalists chosen from over 10,000 students from 1,400 schools across Canada who will be competing for $25,000 in total prize money for themselves and their school libraries in an exciting, poetic evening at the National Finals Show, on Thursday, April 25th at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Upcoming Fiddlehead 2020 Event in Toronto

The Fiddlehead is coming to Toronto! We'll be hosting an Introductory Spoken Word Workshop — "The Ecology of Story: Writing with Mother Earth" 3pm-5:30pm, in room MW130 on the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus, with spoken word artists Sheniz Janmohamed and Mahlikah Awe:ri Enml'ga't Saqama'sgw (The Woman Who Stands and Walks In The Light). 

Later that evening, there will be an Open Mic at 7:30pm in room MW130 (workshop participants are encouraged, though not obligated, to perform!) featuring performances by Sheniz and Mahlikah on the theme of "Ecology." 

UNB Reading Series presents Phoebe Wang

The University of New Brunswick invites you to a literary reading by Phoebe Wang at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 19th at the Alumni Building Lounge on the Fredericton Campus.
 
Phoebe Wang is a poet and educator currently living in Toronto. Wang’s work explores the intersection between material and psychic geographies. Her poems engage in a kind of fieldwork, surveying gardens, communities, and the paradoxes of subsumed histories. With understated irony and unsettling imagery, her poems address the internal conflicts inherent in contemporary living.
 

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