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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.

Rose Maloukis' Reading Recommedation:

Rose Maloukis is a poet and visual artist, with a BFA from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. Her poetry was short-listed for the 2015 Montreal International Poetry Prize. She won 2nd place in Geist’s erasure poem competition. Her chapbook, Cloud Game with Plums was published in July 2020 by above/ground press. Her poem These Weeds was featured in issue 286 of The Fiddlehead

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   

Emira Tufo's Reading Recommendation

Emira Tufo is a Bosnian Canadian writer based in Montreal. She is the recipient of the 2019 CBC/Quebec Writers’ Federation Writer in Residence award. Her essays have appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette and on CBC. Her storytelling has been featured on the Confabulation and Volume Knob podcasts. Emira's nonfiction essay Heroes was published in issue no. 286 of TheFiddlehead. 

Interview with Jennifer Bowering-Delisle by William Bonfiglio

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!

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