The Fiddlehead is pleased to announce that Morgan Charles is the winner of our 2020 Creative Nonfiction Contest and $2000 prize! Morgan's story Plagued will be featured in our upcoming Fall issue no. 285.
Thank you to all who entered the creative nonfiction contest and congratulations to the fourteen finalists. And thanks again to our judge Ariel Gordon!
Kevin Heslop's poetry will be featured in the upcoming Summer issue of The Fiddlehead. He is the author of there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria (Frog Hollow, 2019) and the forthcoming collection the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill, 2021). Read more to find out what Kevin is reading!
The Fiddlehead's 2020 Poetry contest is now open and we're excited to announce that Jenna Lyn Albert, Adèle Barclay, and Canisia Lubrin are the talented poets who will be judging this year's submissions!
Cynthia Hogue has published nine poetry collections, including Revenance (2014) and In June the Labyrinth (2017). Her co-translations include Nathalie Quintane’s Jeanne Darc and Nicole Brossard’s Lointaines (forthcoming, Omnidawn), both with Sylvain Gallais. She is the Inaugural Marshall Chair in Poetry Emerita Professor of English at Arizona State University. Her poem after the war the house lay in ruins will appear in the upcoming Summer issue no. 284 of The Fiddlehead. Click here to subscribe!
Read more to find out which book inspires Cynthia!
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 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 is the author of Ignite, Jabbering 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.