Posted on May 15, 2017
By Ross Leckie, Editor.
I first came to the poetry of Norman Dubie as a student lurking in second-hand bookstores, finding bedraggled copies of his books, and taking them home with me. Well, I did pay for them, and then they paid me back. “These poems are as simple as ice,” I thought. Then I thought, “These poems are as damned complicated as ice. Slippery too.” If the devil is in the details, then so are the many gods of the living and the dead, and how we speak to them.
Posted on May 4, 2017
Here's a picture of the recent books received at the office. What are you most looking forward to reading? Tell us! Go to the comment field below (or to Facebook or Twitter)!
Posted on April 20, 2017
Odd Sundays meets again on April 23 at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St., and the featured readers are Laura Noble and Katherine Ouellette. Their appearance at odd sundays is partial fulfilment of the requirements for their Honours Thesis in Creative Writing course at St. Thomas University. Since their proposed novel projects were approved by STU’s English Department in May 2016, they’ve been researching, plotting, writing, and rewriting under the supervisory eye of Kathy Mac (aka Dr.
Posted on April 18, 2017
This past weekend, Fiddlehead contributor Doyali Islam was on CBC's Sunday Morning talkiing with Michael Enright about "her childhood, the role of poetry in political resistance, and why she became a practitioner of parkour." As part of the discussion, she read "poem for your pocket," which we published last Autumn (The Fiddlehead, no. 269)!
You can listen to the interview here!
Posted on March 30, 2017
Odd Sundays meets again on April 2 at Corked Wine Bar, 83 Regent St., and the featured readers are Lisa Alward and Riel Nason. The reading begins at 2pm with the feature readings, followed by an open mic and book draw.
Posted on March 27, 2017
Meags Fitzgerald will be reading this Wednesday, March 29th at 8pm in the lounge at the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB Fredericton campus. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Posted on March 23, 2017
The Fiddlehead and the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick have announced the shortlisted titles for the second annual New Brunswick Book Awards. The winners will be announced at an awards presentation ceremony on Wednesday, May 24, at the University of New Brunswick’s Memorial Hall in Fredericton, NB. The program celebrates books published in the 2016 calendar year and in four categories: poetry (sponsored by The Fiddlehead), fiction, non-fiction, and children’s writing (picture books).
Posted on March 13, 2017
We are pleased to present longlists for our 26th annual literary contest. Our judges read through 166 stories and 347 poems. Thank you to all writers who entered and congratulations to our longlisted!
Posted on March 8, 2017
Eden Robinson, a past Writer-in-Residence at the University of New Brunswick, will be reading from her newest work of fiction Son of a Trickster on Tuesday, March 14th at 8pm in the lounge at the Alumni Memorial Building on the UNB campus. The event is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Son of a Trickster (2017) focuses on a drug-dealing high school burnout named Jared. Jared doesn’t understand why his maternal grandmother dislikes him and calls him the son of a trickster — though he can talk to ravens, even when he’s not stoned.
Posted on February 22, 2017
We always like to celebrate success by writers who come within The Fiddlehead's orbit. Today we congratulate new books by Jill Connell, Matthew Heiti, and Emily Ruskovic, as well as thoughtful new pieces by Richard Kelly Kemick and Rebecca Salazar (with links provided!).