Intern Brigitte Robichaud's interview with Acadian Currah about her essay "Femme Fatales and The Lavender Menace” from the summer creative nonfiction issue.
Acacadia Currah (she/they) is an essayist and poet residing in Vancouver, BC. Their work explores her relationship with gender, sexuality, and religion. She is a leather-jacket-latte-toting lesbian, her work seeks to reach those who most need to hear it. Their work has appeared in The Spotlong Review and Defunkt Magazine.
We're excited to announce that Marco Melfi is the winner of the 2021 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize! His poem “The Faulty Porch Light” will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead. Thank you again to our judges Selina Boan, Matthew Gwathmey and Susan Musgrave, and to all who entered the poetry contest!
Shannon Webb-Campbell interviews BIPOC Solidarities cover artist Marigold Santos
Marigold Santos pursues an interdisciplinary art practice involving drawn, painted, and printed works, sculpture, tattooing, and sound. Her work explores self-hood and identity that embraces multiplicity, fragmentation and empowerment, as informed by experiences of movement and migration. She holds a BFA from the University of Calgary, and an MFA from Concordia University. As a recipient of grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, she continues to exhibit widely across Canada. Marigold Santos lives and works in Mohkinstsis/Calgary.
Melanie Bell holds an MA in Creative Writing from Concordia University. Her work has appeared in Cicada, Contrary Magazine, Huffington Post and other publications. She is the co-author of a nonfiction book, The Modern Enneagram, and her short story collection Dream Signs is forthcoming from Lost Fox Publishing. Her story A Limit to Growth was featured in the Summer Fiction issue of The Fiddlehead.
Jennifer Bowering Delisle (she/her) is the author of Deriving, a poetry collection, and The Bosun Chair, a lyric family memoir. She is on the board of NeWest Press, and teaches creative writing. She is a settler in Edmonton/Amiskwaciwâskahikan/Treaty 6 territory. Find her at www.jenniferdelisle.ca or @JenBDelisle. Jennifer's nonfiction piece Theory of Mind is featured in The Fiddlehead issue 287. Order your copy today!
We're excited to announce that Emma Miao, a poet from Vancouver, BC, is the winner of the 2020 Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize! Her poem “Rabbits on the Balcony” will appear in the Spring 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead. Born in 2004, she was commended in the 2019 Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award, won the 2021 Frog Hollow Press Chapbook Contest, and has been published in numerous literary journals. Check out editorial assistant Eliza Ives' interview with Emma about her prize-winning poem!
Thank you again to our judges Canisia Lubrin, Jenna Albert and Adèle Barclay and to all who entered the poetry contest!
Editorial Assistant Taidgh Lynch recently spoke to Naoko Kumagai about her short-fiction piece Karafuto, which was published in The Fiddlehead No. 285 (Autumn 2020). Kumagai has been published in Room magazine, Ricepaper magazine, and Event, and was also longlisted for the CBC non-fiction prize. She lives in Toronto