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Sarah Moses' Reading Recommendation

Sarah Moses’ writing and translations have appeared in anthologies, chapbooks, and journals. She co-translated Sos una sola persona by Stuart Ross and Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz, which was longlisted for the International Booker, among other prizes. Her first collection of stories is forthcoming from Quattro Books. Website: www.sarahdmoses.com. Sarah's story "A Trip Home" is featured in the new Spring issue of The Fiddlehead.

Sandra Nicholls' Reading Recommendations

Sandra Nicholls is the author of two books of poetry, The Untidy Bride and Woman of Sticks, Woman of Stones, and a novel, And the Seas Shall Turn to Lemonade. She also wrote the libretto for a chamber opera about a homeless man, with her husband, guitarist Roddy Ellias. Sleeping Rough was performed at Ottawa’s Music and Beyond Festival, and is available as a DVD. New projects include a second novel, The Ornamental Man, and a suite of songs about the pandemic, Not This Room. Her story, "From A Distance", 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!

Cindy King’s Reading Recommendation

Cindy King was born in Cleveland and grew up swimming in the shadows of hyperboloid cooling towers on the shores of Lake Erie. She currently lives in Southern Utah, where she don't know a butte from a bluff. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Dixie State University. Cindy's poetry is featured in the new Spring 2022 issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

Yasuko Thanh: Fiction Contest Editorial

The delicate interplay between past and present, what we carry with us, what we leave behind, and what others take from us is rendered in pitch-perfect prose in “The Makeweight Piece.” This story is set during a distant war in which the starving and the dying cling to art as prayer. As worship. As a way to define who they once were. So much heart is packed between the lines of a story whose tone is at once tightly focused and expansive that my own heart staggers and cracks open. As a reader I’m dying to be touched and amazed.

Anuja Varghese’s Reading Recommendation

Anuja Varghese is a QWOC Pushcart-nominated writer based in Hamilton, ON. Her work appears in Hobart, The Malahat Review, Humber Literary Review, Plenitude Magazine, and others. She recently completed a collection of short stories and is working on a debut novel. Find her on TwitterInstagram, or on the web. Her story "Stories in the Language of the Fist" was published in the The Fiddlehead BIPOC Solidarities issue. Order your copy today!

Melinda Burns' Reading Recommendation

Melinda Burns is a writer and a psychotherapist in Guelph, Ontario. She is the daughter of a Mohawk mother and an English father. Her fiction won first prize in the 2001 Toronto Star Short Story contest. She has published writing in Canadian Notes & Queries, The New Quarterly, and Grain. Her creative nonfiction piece "Deathly Afraid" appeared in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

James X. Wang's Reading Recommendation

James X. Wang is a writer and physician who began writing in earnest in 2019. He is a Chinese-Canadian settler on the unceded homeland of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, later known as Vancouver. He belongs to the writing group Harbour Centre Five. His work has appeared in Arc and his poem "Fossils" is featured in the BIPOC Solidarities issue of The Fiddlehead. Order your copy today!

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