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

John Barton's Reading Recommendation

John Barton’s books include Polari, We Are Not Avatars: Essays, Memoirs, Manifestos, and The Essential Douglas LePan, which won a 2020 eLit Award. Lost Family, his twelfth book of poetry, was nominated for the 2021 Derek Walcott Prize. His poetry was most recently featured in The Fiddlehead in the Spring 2022 issue. He lives in Victoria, where he is the city’s fifth poet laureate. 

Pamela Yuen's Reading Recommendation

Pamela Yuen was born to Hong Kong migrants in rural Ontario. She is an expressive writing facilitator with the Toronto Writers’ Collective and serves as an executive committee member of Canadian Authors Association, Toronto Branch. Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Savant-Garde, the Brooklin Poetry Society, and Brickyard. Her poem Dinosaurs was featured in the Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead. You can visit her on twitter: @peameala

Judy LeBlanc’s Reading Recommendation

Judy LeBlanc’s collection of short stories, The Promise of Water was published in 2017. Her work has appeared in numerous Canadian literary journals, most recently, Prairie Fire, and she’s currently completing a collection of personal essays.She lives on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Judy's creative nonfiction essay "Beneath the Din" is featured in the Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead.

Sarah Moses' Reading Recommendation

Sarah Moses’ writing and translations have appeared in anthologies, chapbooks, and journals. She co-translated Sos una sola persona by Stuart Ross and Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, which was longlisted for the International Booker, among other prizes. Her first collection of stories is forthcoming from Quattro Books. Website: www.sarahdmoses.com. Sarah's story "A Trip Home" is featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead.

Sylvie Simmons' Music Recommendation

Sylvie Simmons, a Londoner living in San Francisco, is an award-winning author, journalist and singer-songwriter. Her books include a short-story collection Too Weird for Ziggy, and several biographies, including I'm Your Man: The Life Of Leonard Cohen. Her latest album is Blue On Blue, on Compass Records. Sylvie's short stories Story with no Story, Hide and Seek and There's A Dead Man In The Park are featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead

Bob Armstrong’s Music Recommendation

Bob Armstrong (www.bobarmstrong.ca, Twitter: @bobarmsnovelist) lives in Winnipeg, where he writes long and short fiction and creative non-fiction and works as a speechwriter. He’s been a reporter, PR professional, playwright, performer and environment impact report writer. His second novel, Prodigies (Five Star/Gale), was published in 2021. Bob's story "The Cancer Joke" is featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead.

Simon Turner’s Reading and Music Recommendations

Simon Turner’s poetry has been published by Plenitude Magazine and bird, buried press. They participated in Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2020/21 poet-in-residence mentorship program, have had four plays staged in Peterborough, and a short story in We Shall Be Monsters (Renaissance Press). They live in Ottawa, masquerading as a PhD student. Simon's poem "It’s Almost Like a Fishy Mammal" is featured in the Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

Cindy King’s Reading Recommendation

Cindy King was born in Cleveland and grew up swimming in the shadows of hyperboloid cooling towers on the shores of Lake Erie. She currently lives in Southern Utah, where she don't know a butte from a bluff. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Dixie State University. Cindy's poetry is featured in the new Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

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