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Fiddlehead Music

Welcome to our Stop! Look! Listen! Music page! Here you'll find what our editors, contributors, and readers are currently listening to in short, snapy recommendations and raves. You'll also find the occasional playlist and other musical features. All contributions welcome — please get in touch to let us know what you're listening to!

Elizabeth Haynes's Music and Reading Recommendations

Elizabeth Haynes’s writing has appeared in magazines and anthologies, most recently You Look Good for your Age (U of A Press). Her story collection, Speak Mandarin Not Dialect (Thistledown Press) was an Alberta Book Award finalist. Her novel, The Errant Husband, will be published by Radiant Press in October, 2021. https://www.elizabethjhaynes.com/

Elizabeth's essay "Seventeen Postcards" is featured in the new Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

Heather Ramsay's Music Recommendation

Heather Ramsay writes some things that are true and some that are not. She lives in unceded Ts'elxwéyeqw territory (otherwise known as Chilliwack, BC). Her creative writing has appeared in The Malahat Review, carte blanche, The Antigonish Review, Room, Numero Cinq, Maisonneuve, Canada’s History Magazine, Canadian Geographic and more. To see more of Heather’s writing visit her website

Heather's essay "I Found a Picture of My Great-Aunt" is featured in the Summer Creative Nonfiction issue. Pre-order your copy today!

José Teodoro's Music Recommendation

José Teodoro is a playwright, critic and essayist. His work has appeared in publications such as Brick, Film Comment, The Globe & Mail, and The Believer. He is currently adapting his play Cloudless for the screen and recording his tandem-narrative chamber opera Screen Door with composer-musician Stephen Lyons. His essay "Cul-de-sac" is featured in the new Summer Creative Nonfiction issue of The Fiddlehead. Pre-order your copy today!

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!

Vivian Li's Music Recommendation

Vivian Li is a writer and editor who enjoys exploring various artistic disciplines. Her works are forthcoming or published in Uncanny Magazine, CV2, and Vallum, among others. A MFA candidate at UBC, she currently edits for PRISM international, and can be reached on Twitter @eliktherain. Her poem "Soup Days, Pizza Dinners & Other Joyful Moments" was published in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

T. Liem's Music Recommendation

T. Liem is the author of OBITS. (2018). Her writing has been published in Apogee, Plenitude, Room, The Boston Review, Grain, Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and 2019, and elsewhere. She lives in Tio’Tia:ke / Montreal, unceded Kanien’kehá:ka territories. T. Liem's poetry, including “The Middle of No Where is Somewhere”, is featured in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

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