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Stop! Look! Listen!

Stop! Look! Listen! is your one-stop destination for The Fiddlehead's cultural engagement.

Peter Norman's Reading Recommendations

Peter Norman’s novel, Emberton (Douglas & McIntyre, 2014), was longlisted for the Sunburst Award. His fiction has appeared in The Walrus, Joyland, Grain, PULP Literature, Victory Meat: New Fiction from Atlantic Canada, and elsewhere. His story Pumphouse Marsh can be found in the latest issue of The Fiddlehead, order your copy today!

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Manahil Bandukwala's Reading Recommendation

Manahil Bandukwala is a poet, writer, editor, and visual artist. She has two solo chapbooks, Paper Doll (2019) and Pipe Rose (2018), and Sprawl (Collusion Books, 2020), authored with Conyer Clayton. She is on the editorial team of Canthius, and is Coordinating Editor for Arc Poetry Magazine. Manahil's poetry was featured in the sold out Autumn 2020 issue of The Fiddlehead. 

What is Dustin Hoffman listening to?

Music recommendation from author Dustin Hoffman. 

Dustin M. Hoffman is the author of the story collections One-Hundred-Knuckled Fist (winner of the 2015 Prairie Schooner Book Prize) and No Good for Digging (Word West Press). He painted houses for ten years in Michigan and now teaches creative writing at Winthrop University in South Carolina. Hoffman's short fiction A Sky So Sharp was published in issue no. 285 of The Fiddlehead. 

Kate Cayley's Reading Recommendation

Kate Cayley is a fiction writer, playwright, and poet who's work has been featured in many issues of The Fiddlehead. She has written a short story collection, How You Were Borntwo collections of poetry, When This World Comes to an End and Other Housesa young adult novel, The Hangman in the Mirrorand a number of plays. She has won the Trillium Book Award, the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction, an O. Henry Short Story Prize, and a Chalmers Fellowship, and been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, the K. M. Hunter Award, and the Toronto Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize and the CBC Prize in both poetry and fiction. 

Eleonore Schonmaier's Music Recommendations

Eleonore Schönmaier’s poetry has been published by The Fiddlehead many times, most recently in our 2020 Summer Poetry Issue. Her Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete is forthcoming in 2021 (MQUP). Her critically acclaimed Wavelengths of Your Song (MQUP) was published in German translation in 2020. In 2019 she won the National Broadsheet Contest. Her poetry has been widely anthologized including in Best Canadian Poetry. Find out more at eleonoreschonmaier.com!

Reading Recommendations from Gary Barwin

Gary Barwin is a writer and multidisciplinary artist and the author of twenty-four books including A Cemetery for Holes, with Tom Prime and For It is a Pleasure and a Surprise to Breathe: New and Selected Poems, ed. Alessandro Porco. A new novel, Nothing the Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy will appear in 2021. Five of Barwin's poems can be found in The Fiddlehead Summer Poetry Issue 284

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