Posted on January 12, 2022
ERICA HIROKO ISOMURA is a writer, artist, and cultural producer. In 2021, she received Room’s Emerging Writer Award and was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize. Isomura is working on a book of essays, a poetry collection, and a series of conversations among multi-generational, racialized artists in Canada. ericahiroko.ca. Her poem "re:birth" will appear in the upcoming BIPOC Solidarities Special Issue of The Fiddlehead. Pre-order your copy today!
Posted on December 17, 2021
David Huebert's fiction debut, Peninsula Sinking, won a Dartmouth Book Award and was runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. His latest book of fiction is Chemical Valley (Biblioasis 2021). David teaches literature and creative writing at the University of New Brunswick. His story "Leviathan" was featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead.
Posted on December 13, 2021
Remember the incapacitating “brain fog” that troubled so many of us during the COVD-19 lock-downs of 2020 and 2021?
(Maybe you don’t, because…well, brain fog. Or maybe you do, because we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic and you’re still very much fogged up.)
In her introduction to Best Canadian Stories 2021, editor Diane Schoemperlen describes her own experience of “brain fog” this way:
"Although my love of reading had helped me through many crises in my life, now I found it too had mostly deserted me. [...] My concentration and attention span had dwindled to the point where I no longer had the bandwidth to read more than ten or twenty pages at a stretch. [...] I finally realized short stories could be the perfect antidote to this problem."
Posted on December 2, 2021
Dan O’Brien is a poet and playwright. His poetry collections include Our Cancers, War Reporter, New Life, and Scarsdale. O’Brien is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Drama and two PEN America Awards for playwriting. His work has been published in several issue of The Fiddlehead, most recently in issue 283 (Spring 2020). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and daughter.
Posted on November 29, 2021
Ivan Sullivan is a Chemistry Lecturer living and working in Sligo, on the west coast of Ireland. He has written two comedy novels, both as of yet unpublished, and is currently working towards a collection of short stories. His story "Black Ice" is featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead.
Posted on November 25, 2021
Kevin Irie was part of Poem in Your Pocket Day 2020. His book, Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report (Frontenac House 2012), was a finalist for The Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award and The Toronto Book Award. His new book is The Tantramar Re-Vision (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021). His poetry is featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead.
Posted on November 19, 2021
Patrick Grace is a queer writer in Vancouver, where he works as the managing editor of Plenitude Magazine. In 2020, his poem "A Violence" won The Malahat Review's Open Season Award for poetry. His poems are featured in the Autumn 2021 issue of The Fiddlehead and new work is forthcoming in Prairie Fire and EVENT.
Posted on November 16, 2021
Sam Cheuk is a Hong Kong-born Canadian poet and author of Love Figures (Insomniac Press, 2011), Deus et Machina (Baseline Press, 2017) and Postscripts from a City Burning (Palimpsest Press, 2021) on the 2019 protests in Hong Kong and its aftermath. #StandWithHongKong #香港人加油 #MilkTeaAlliance. Sam's poems are featured in issue 289 (Autumn 2021) of The Fiddlehead.
Posted on November 8, 2021
Posted on October 13, 2021
Richard-Yves Sitoski is a songwriter, performance poet and the 2019-2022 Poet Laureate of Owen Sound, Ontario. His most recent book is the multimedia poetry collection, No Sleep ‘til Eden (Ginger Press, 2020), which features augmented reality. His poetry will be featured in the upcoming Autumn issue of The Fiddlehead.