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What Geneviève Paiement is Listening To

Geneviève Paiement’s poetry, journalism and essays have appeared in Seneca Review, Tupelo Quarterly, the Literary Review of Canada, the Malahat Review, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She is a Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient and a candidate in the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program. Her Instagram is @manygenderedmompoems.  

Elena Johnson's Reading Recommendation

Elena Johnson is the author of Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Gaspereau, 2015), a collection of poetry written at a remote ecology research station in the Yukon. A finalist for the CBC Literary Awards and the Bailey Prize, she lives in Vancouver, where she works as an editor and writing mentor. Her poem Casa Museo Manuel de Falla was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of The Fiddlehead

Check out Elena's reading recommendation; a novel she describes as a restful, intriguing and escapist read.

Kevin Spenst's Reading Recommendation

Kevin Spenst is the author of IgniteJabbering with Bing Bong (both with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press), and most recently Upend (Frog Hollow Press: Dis/Ability series). Two of Spenst's poem were featured in The Fiddlehead issue 282 (Winter 2020). He lives on unceded Coast Salish territory with the love of his life Shauna Kaendo.  

Poems by Margo Wheaton

Margo Wheaton is one of the contributors to Brian Bartlett's section of reflective prose in our 75th anniversary issue. Brian selected poets who didn't publish their first collections until the age of fifty or later. Wheaton's debut poetry collection The Unlit Path Behind the House won a Canadian Authors Association award and was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the Fred Cogswell Award for Literary Excellence, the J. M. Abraham Award, and the Relit Award. She an associate poetry editor at The Dalhousie Review.

Wheaton will be reading her work live during our free online anniversary event on December 9. After reading, click here to register! 

"I'm in Iceland, darling" by Jónína Kirton

nína Kirton is one of the authors whose reflective prose is featured in Brian Bartlett's section of our 75th anniversary issue. She is a Red River Métis/Icelandic poet, and was sixty-one when she received the 2016 Vancouver’s Mayor’s Arts Award for an Emerging Artist in the Literary Arts category.

Enjoy Kirton's live reading of I'm in Iceland, darling during our 75th anniversary online celebration on November 25. After reading, click here for more information on how to register for the free events! 

Fiddlehead Contributor Longlisted for Journey Prize!

We were thrilled to hear that Fiddlehead contributor David Huebert's short fiction story Chemical Valley was selected for this year's Journey Prize longlist! Congratulations David! And congratulations to all of the other longlisted authors. Thank you to the judges, the Writers' Trust, and M&S!

To read more about the 13 longlisted Canadian authors, check out the CBC article here

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