Posted on September 18, 2020
Kevin Heslop's poetry will be featured in the upcoming Summer issue of The Fiddlehead. He is the author of there is no minor violence just as there is no negligible cough during an aria (Frog Hollow, 2019) and the forthcoming collection the correct fury of your why is a mountain (Gordon Hill, 2021). Read more to find out what Kevin is reading!
Posted on September 9, 2020
Geneviève Paiement’s poetry, journalism and essays have appeared in Seneca Review, Tupelo Quarterly, the Literary Review of Canada, the Malahat Review, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She is a Canada Council for the Arts grant recipient and a candidate in the University of Guelph’s Creative Writing MFA program. Her Instagram is @manygenderedmompoems.
Posted on September 4, 2020
Elena Johnson is the author of Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra (Gaspereau, 2015), a collection of poetry written at a remote ecology research station in the Yukon. A finalist for the CBC Literary Awards and the Bailey Prize, she lives in Vancouver, where she works as an editor and writing mentor. Her poem Casa Museo Manuel de Falla was featured in the Winter 2020 issue of The Fiddlehead.
Check out Elena's reading recommendation; a novel she describes as a restful, intriguing and escapist read.
Posted on August 28, 2020
Kevin Spenst is the author of Ignite, Jabbering with Bing Bong (both with Anvil Press), and over a dozen chapbooks including Pray Goodbye (the Alfred Gustav Press), Surrey Sonnets (JackPine Press), and most recently Upend (Frog Hollow Press: Dis/Ability series). Two of Spenst's poem were featured in The Fiddlehead issue 282 (Winter 2020). He lives on unceded Coast Salish territory with the love of his life Shauna Kaendo.
Posted on August 14, 2020
Conor Kerr is a Metis writer living in Edmonton, Alberta. He was the winner of our 2019 poetry contest for his poem A Millenial Love Letter, which appeared in the Spring 2020 issue, and more of Conor's work will appear in our forthcoming summer poetry issue.
Posted on July 29, 2020
Gordon Lonethunder's poem The Garden of the Pysbytery at Neunen appears in issue No. 281 (Autumn 2019). Click "Read More" to access his music recommendation!
Posted on July 10, 2020
One of the most eye-opening experiences I've had recently as a reader is the ability to share my books with my daughter.
Posted on June 24, 2020
Rebecca Givens Rolland’s creative nonfiction piece, “The Magnesium”, appears in The Fiddlehead No. 283 (Spring 2020). Editorial Assistant Taidgh Lynch conducted the following interview via email in May 2020.
Posted on June 19, 2020
The Fiddlehead recognizes the white supremacy at work in countries around the world, including Canada. We recognize its presence in literary culture, including our own organization, whose genre editors and staff are and have been predominantly white. We pledge to prioritize offering staff and editorial roles to Black, Indigenous and other equity-seeking people as these positions become available.
Posted on June 3, 2020
It is important to me to elevate the voices of female writers from my city. Voices that are rich, diverse and often lost in the shadows of larger cities like Vancouver and Toronto. In light of everything happening in the USA and around the world right now, it feels even more imperative to make sure I use this space to showcase a book from a Black author. This Is How We Disappear by Edmonton poet Titilope Sonuga is a book of raw beauty and fierce joy.