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Asking the Impossible: A Review by Dominique Béchard of Virginia Konchan's "Any God Will Do"

Asking the Impossible

Any God Will Do, Virginia Konchan. Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020.

 

While reading Halifax-based poet Virginia Konchan’s second collection, I experienced my capacity for feeling — in the broadest, most contradictory sense — expand. In fact, Any God Will Do seems to me essentially about excess (of feeling, of stimulus, of being) and about the idea of divinity as an overwhelming localization of the too-much.

Ann DeVilbiss' Reading & Music Recommendations

Ann DeVilbiss has had work in BOAAT Journal, Gertrude, The Maine Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere, with work forthcoming in PANK Magazine. Her chapbook, When the Wolves Stay Quiet, is available from dancing girl press, and she lives and works in Louisville, Kentucky. Find more of her at anndevilbiss.com. Don't forget to look for Ann's poem Gut Feeling in the upcoming Autumn issue of The Fiddlehead

. . . she opened the door of a star quietly: A Review by M. Travis Lane of Yannis Ritsos' "Poems — Selected Books Volume II." Trans. Manolis Aligizakis

. . . she opened the door of a star quietly

Poems — Selected Books Volume II, Yannis Ritsos Trans. Manolis Aligizakis. Ekstasis Editions, 2020

 

Jane Shi's Reading Recommendation

Jane Shi is a queer Chinese settler living on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Her poetry appears in Room, Canthius, SAD Mag, and PRISM International, among others. Her poetry will be published in the upcoming autumn issue 289 of The Fiddlehead. Find her on social media @pipagaopoetry.   

Meet the Editors of the BIPOC Solidarities Issue - Shannon Webb-Campbell

As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together. 

This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.

Meet the Editors of the BIPOC Solidarities Issue - Rebecca Salazar

As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together. 

This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.

Rebecca Salazar - BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue Editor:

Meet the Editors of the BIPOC Solidarities Issue - Phoebe Wang

As we receieve submissions for the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities special issue, we'll be featuring our wonderful team of editors who are working to bring the issue together. 

This special issue is meant as an opening, extending the invitation to BIPOC writers to transform the content and spirit of The Fiddlehead far beyond a single issue; this issue is a commitment to transformation and accountability.

BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue - Call For Submissions!

Submissions are now open for our BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue! What conversations would you have in a room filled with fellow BIPOC writers? What stories would you write for one another that you have held back from publishing in a pervasively white literary industry? The Fiddlehead invites submissions of poetry, fiction, creative-nonfiction, and cross-genre innovations by racialized writers residing in the area known as Canada (citizenship not required). This includes writers who identify as Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and racialized writers who wish to push back against the BIPOC acronym.

Anthony Purdy's Reading Recommendation

Anthony Purdy lives on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, where he started writing in 2019. Recent publications include stories in the Spring and Summer 2020 issues of Queen’s Quarterly as well as poems in The Goose, Prairie Fire, The Dalhousie Review, and Queen’s Quarterly. He is a member of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia and an Associate Member of the League of Canadian Poets. His poem, mornings, received an honourable mention in the League of Canadian Poets’ 2021 Very Short Verse contest and appeared in the May 21 edition of Poetry Pause. His poem, bakery, was shortlisted for the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia Spring 2021 Postcard Poem contest. Literary writing offers him new ways of exploring some of the concerns and questions that animated his research and teaching in recent years in fields as various as nephology and meteorology; natural history and the environment; material culture and the museum; cultures of memory and the archive; the archaeological imagination. You can read his poem, The subtle tumour in issue no. 286 of The Fiddlehead   

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