No. 204 Autumn 2018

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2018 Far Horizons Award for Poetry

  • Kevin Irie, "Blasphemies: Erasures/Extractions from John Thompson's Stilt Jack"
  • Read an interview with Kevin Irie on his poem.
  • Spenser Smith, "1998 Is a Ministicks Tournament Played in a Mantis Green Kitchen"
  • David Barrick, "Broken Watch Jazz," "Gestalt," and "Proportion"
  • Geoffrey Morrison, "House of the Summer I Thought I was Going to Die"
  • Anouk H. Henri, "Garage Sale"
  • Katie McGarry, "fishhook"
  • Alisha Dukelow, "windows:," "after H.D.'s Sea Garden," "pareidolia"
  • George Bowering, "Bloodlines"
  • Meredith Quartermain, "Hubris," "Back on thought-train," and "Letter to bp in Hornpayne"
  • George Elliott Clarke, "Ecclesiasticus—XI.," "Ecclesiasticus—XLVI.," and "Ecclesiasticus—L."
  • D.A. Lockhart, "Roll Up the Rim Prayer," "Prayer for Late Season Yard Sale," and "Extra Fine Cut Mohawk Greetings Prayer"
Creative Nonfiction
  • Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt, "Terrorist Narratives"
  • Shoshana Surek, "Yōd-Hē ways to be an American"
  • Alison Yip, Milovan, 2013, graphite on paper, 22.5 x 31 cm, collection of the artist (image courtesy of Monte Clark Gallery).
Contributor Notes
  • David Barrick’s poetry has appeared in The Fiddlehead, EVENT, and The Dalhousie Review. He lives in London, Ontario, where he is Co-Director of the Poetry London reading series.

    Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt’s “Beirut Bombing” was reprinted in Best Canadian Essays 2015. Her writing has appeared in EVENT, Prairie Fire, carte blanche, and subTerrain (forthcoming).

    George Bowering’s most recent book of poetry is Some End (2018). Talonbooks will publish his collected long poems in 2019.

    Susan Braley’s poetry has appeared in The Antigonish Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, Room, Poems from Planet Earth, and Walk Myself Home. She lives in Victoria, B.C.

    George Elliott Clarke was Toronto Poet Laureate (2012-15) and Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016-17). He is Afro-Métis, an Africadian member of the Eastern Woodland Métis Nation of Nova Scotia.

    Kai Conradi is a queer and trans writer from Cumberland, B.C. He has work forthcoming in Poetry Magazine and Grain. This is Kai’s first published story.

    Alisha Dukelow’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fiddlehead, Lemon Hound, carte blanche, The Puritan, and PRISM International. In Montreal, Tiotia:ke, the traditional territory of the Mohawk people, she is currently pursuing an MA in Creative Writing and English Literature and working on her first collection of poetry and poetic cross-genre.

    Jenny Ferguson is Métis, an activist, feminist, auntie, and accomplice with a PhD. She believes writing and teaching are political acts. Border Markers is her collection of linked flash fiction (NeWest Press). She teaches at Missouri Southern State U and in the Opt-Res MFA Program at the University of British Columbia.

    Chris Fox holds a PhD in English Literature from the University of Victoria, and has taught at Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria. She is principal editor of Fox Edits, specializing in postgraduate academic work.

    David Gerow, from Brantford, Ontario, lives in Scotland, where his first play premieres at Oran Mor in October 2018. His fiction has appeared in Hobart and The Danforth Review.

    Matthew Harris has published memoir and fiction in several literary magazines, and is working on a collection of short stories. He lives in Toronto.

    Anouk H. Henri holds a Master’s in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently lives in Ottawa.

    Kevin Irie is a Japanese-Canadian poet living in Toronto. His Viewing Tom Thomson, A Minority Report was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award and the Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award.

    Chris Jennings, author of Occupations, lives in Ottawa. He has been an editor for filling Station, University of Toronto Quarterly, and Arc, and worked as a musician on Jennifer Pederson’s White Chalk.

    Dennis L. M. Lewis holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Essex. He won second prize in the Troubadour International Poetry Prize in 2016. He teaches at the University of Waterloo.

    D. A. Lockhart, author of Big Medicine Comes to Erie, is a member of Moravian of the Thames First Nation and lives in Windsor.

    Brandon McFarlane is Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking at Sheridan College. He writes the annual omnibus review of emergent Canadian fiction for the University of Toronto Quarterly.

    Katie McGarry was a first-place winner in Room’s Winter 2017-18 Short Forms Contest and received Editor’s Choice in CV2’s 2018 2-Day Poem Contest. Her writing has appeared in The Humber Literary Review and GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times. She lives in Waterloo.

    Emily McGiffin is the author of two poetry collections. Her monograph on isiXhosa poetry is forthcoming from the University of Virginia Press.

    Geoffrey Morrison was a longlist finalist for the 2014 Lemon Hound and 2016 PRISM International poetry contests. His poems have appeared in Grain, PRISM International, Lemon Hound, and The Elephants.

    Tracy O’Brien is pursuing a PhD in English Literature at the University of Toronto. Her research interests include globalization, race, and gender in early modern English travel drama. She has published articles and short fiction.

    Emily Osborne won The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Award for Poetry in 2018. Her poetry has been published in CV2, The Literary Review of Canada, The Antigonish Review and elsewhere. She is the author of the chapbook Biometrical (Anstruther Press). She earned a PhD in Old Icelandic literature from the University of Cambridge.

    Justin Pfefferle is a professor of English at Dawson College and adjunct faculty member at Bishop's University. He regularly reviews Canadian fiction.

    Meredith Quartermain’s most recent book is U Girl: a Novel. Her Vancouver Walking won a BC Book Award for poetry. The poems included here are from a book-length series documenting a cross-continent train journey.

    Emma Skagen is an MA student at the University of Victoria. She co-edited Beyond Forgetting: Celebrating 100 Years of Al Purdy. She lives in Sechelt, B.C.

    Spenser Smith is a writer, wildlife photographer, and Vancouver Island University student. His writing has appeared in The Puritan, Maclean’s, The Maynard, and (parenthetical).

    Shoshana Surek is a first-generation American and daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Her work has appeared in Vestal Review, Cease, Cows, f(r)iction, and 3Elements Review. In 2017, she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

    Alison Yip, born in Calgary, now lives and works in Germany and the Netherlands, and creates in various genres and styles of visual representation.