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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 Jonina 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! 

Poems by Ingrid Ruthig

Today we are featuring two poems by Ingrid Ruthig. Ruthig is the author of two books of poetry, Slipstream and This Being, the later of which won the 2017 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. She is also one of the contributors to Brian Bartlett's section in our 75th anniversary issue. This section featured prose reflection from poets who did not publish their first poems until after age of fifty.

Ruthig will be reading these poems live during our November 25 online anniversary event. After reading, click here for more details about the events and to register for free! 

From The Stanzas: Rooms by E. Alex Pierce

E. Alex Pierce is one of the contributors to Brian Bartlett's section of prose reflection from our 75th anniversary issue. The following excerpt is from her poem The Stanzas: Rooms, which can be found in her book To float, to drown, to close up, to open (University of Alberta Press 2020). Pierce will be reading this excerpt live during our free online poetry reading on August 26. 

After readng, click here to learn more and register for our free online 75th anniversary events!

"Peopling the Night" by Jean Van Loon

Come enjoy Jean Van Loon reading her poem Peopling the Night during our free online 75th anniversary celebration on November 25! Jean is one of the contributors to Brian Bartlett's section from our 75th anniversary issue. Brian selected poets who didn't publish their first collections until the age of fifty or later and who provided a prose reflection in the issue itself. 

After readng, click here to learn more about our free online 75th anniversary events!

Poems by Eva Kolacz

Eva Kolacz is a poet and professional painter. She is also one of the contributors to Brian Bartlett's section from our 75th anniversary issue. Brian selected poets who didn't publish their first collections until the age of fifty or later and who provided a prose reflection in the issue itself. Today we are featuring two of Eva's poems. After reading be sure to check out the issue, or buy it now

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