Posted on January 22, 2021
Spasms trouble a tired body, little flesh, no hunger.
Leaves cycle, vanish, more and more empty sky.
Dishes fallen to the floor. A mouthful of beaten rice — I cannot swallow!
A purple balloon buffeted by slow circulation, no direct draft.
Surface highlights, rotations wobble, roll then lull, they are imbalanced.
Are you alive if your breath — the balloon, under the blouse, senseless —
Posted on December 7, 2020
Tanis MacDonald lives in Waterloo, Ontario, and is curious. She is most recently the author of Mobile (Book*hug 2019). Tanis MacDonald's poetry has appeared in several issues of The Fiddlehead over the years. Most recently, her poem Other Fish was published in our sold out autumn issue No. 285.
Posted on November 10, 2020
We're so excited to announce the launch of Arrivals and Departures: Objects | Food | Memories, the second in the Arrivals & Departures chapbook series! Arrivals and Departures emerges from two Fiddlehead-sponsored "Writing for Newcomers" workshops. The Fredericton workshop, Eat, Drink, Write, took place at the Multicultural Centre on November 2, 2019, and was facilitated by Salar Ghatta. The Halifax workshop, Arrivals and Departures: Objects, Memories and Transitions, was at Pier 21, the Canadian Museum of Immigration, on August 2, 2019. It was facilitated by Anthazia Kadir.
Posted on November 2, 2020
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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Posted on October 26, 2020
Mary Gilliland hails from the northeast United States. Her poetry has also appeared in such publications as AGNI, Hotel Amerika, Notre Dame Review, Poetry, Stand, Vallum, and in Nuclear Impact: Broken Atoms In Our Hands. Her award-winning The Ruined Walled Castle Garden will be out in 2020 from Bright Hill Press. Two of Mary's poems will be featured in the soon to be published Autumn issue 285 of The Fiddlehead. Subscribe now for your copy!
Posted on October 16, 2020
Keith Taylor retired a couple of years ago after teaching for many years at the University of Michigan. His most recent full length collection is The Bird-while (Wayne State University Press, 2017). His poetry will be featured in an upcoming issue of The Fiddlehead.
Click Read More for Keith's thoughts on Apollinaire’s Calligrammes!
Posted on October 2, 2020
It's time for the 17th annual Poetry Weekend! The first of several online events will be taking place online on Sunday, Oct 4, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 Atlantic time (5:30 Eastern).
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Posted on September 18, 2020
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!
Posted on August 27, 2020
Arleen Paré has published five books: Paper Trail, Leaving Now, Lake of Two Mountains, He Leaves His Face in the Funeral Car, and The Girls With Stone Faces. Originally from Montreal, she now resides in Victoria, where she lives with her partner, Chris Fox.
Posted on August 20, 2020
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!