Spring 2009 No. 166

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Cover of issue 166


  • Martin Ainsley, “Ornette Coleman, Standing on the beach at Santa Monica, Sculpts the Pacific Skies with his White Plastic Alto Saxophone
  • Roxanna Bennett, “Jeremy
  • Darren Bifford, “Saul, the Rascal,” “Dewey Dell and Saul as young lovers,” and “Dewey Dell tells the manner of Saul’s weeping
  • Matthieu Boyd, “Circus
  • Mark Cochrane, “Eskimo Rescue
  • Rosemary Griebel, “Wonder
  • Benjamin S. Grossberg, “The Space Traveller’s Dream,” and “Space Traveller, Time Travel
  • Maureen Hynes, “City Limits
  • Don MacLaughlin, “The Narrows,” and “Papered Pegasus
  • Dave Margoshes, “Woman of the House
  • Kirsti McCallum, “The Circle
  • Stephanie McKenzie, “Winter is for Women,” and “The Snowploughs
  • Miranda Pearson, “Specimens (John Hunter Museum),” and “Artist’s Model
  • Shane Rhodes, “Fixed,” and “On the Rocks
  • Clea Roberts, “Transmutations
  • Laisha Rosnau, “If Thunder is Anything
  • Susan Stenson, “Proof
  • Alfonsina Storni, “Buenos Aires Danzón,” “Baroque Self-Portrait,” and “River Plate in the Rain
  • Carlyn Zwarenstein, “Systema Naturæ
  • Graham Arnold, “Goro
  • Peter Gilmour, “Buyers’ Market
  • Ben Lof, “When in the Field with Her at His Back” (Winner of the 2010 Howard O'Hagan Award for Short Fiction; Nominated for the 2010 Journey Prize; Nominated for a 2010 Western Magazine Award for fiction)
Creative Non-Fiction:
  • Lindsay Cuff, “On Atrocity and Grace: A Contrapuntal Vision” (Won gold in the human experience category at the 2010 Western Magazine Awards)
  • Poetry
  • Adam Sol, Jeremiah, Ohio (Toronto: Anansi, 2008). Paperbound, 112 pp., $18.95 (Reviewed by Barbara Colebrook Peace)
  • Barbara Klar, Cypress (London: Brick, 2008). Paperbound, 103 pp., $18 (Reviewed by Melanie Siebert)
  • Mitchell Parry, Imperfect Penance(Fredericton: Goose Lane, 2008). Paperbound, 107 pp., $17.95 (Reviewed by John Herbert Cunningham)
  • Jeanette Lynes, It’s Hard Being Queen: The Dusty Springfield Poems (Calgary: Freehand, 2008). Paperbound, 91 pp., $16.95 (Reviewed by Robert G. May)

  • Fiction
  • Marion Douglas, Dance Hall Road (Toronto: Insomniac, 2008). Paperbound, 480 pp., $19.95 (Reviewed by Laurie Graham)
  • Mark Anthony Jarman, My White Planet (Toronto: Thomas Allen, 2008). Paperbound, 214 pp., $22.95 (Reviewed by Shane Neilson)
  • Jonathan Bennett, Entitlement (Toronto: ECW, 2008). Hardbound, 288 pp., $27.95 (Reviewed by Brandon McFarlane)

  • Non-Fiction
  • Jane Rule, Loving the Difficult (Sidney: Hedgerow, 2008). Paperbound, 205 pp., $21.95 (Reviewed by Carol Matthews)
  • Susan Olding, Pathologies, A Life in Essays (Calgary, Freehand, 2008). Paperbound, 262 pp., $23.95 (Reviewed by Holly Pattison)
Cover art:    Stephanie J. Frostad, Through the Fence
   1993, oil on canvas, 119.5cm by 119 cm
   Michael Collard Williams Collection
   Maltwood Art Museum and Gallery, University of Victoria

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