Readers’ Choice 2015 VOTE CLOSED

We’d like to thank everyone who voted — and look for the winner in the next issue of Arc!
Here they are — the 24 poems that made our editors’ short list for 2015 Poem of The Year.

From this shortlist, we a…

Arc 76: Canada’s Squirming Creature Poetry Magazine

In this issue of Arc Poetry Magazine, a year of Sylvia Legris’ mentorships as Arc’s Poet-In-Residence comes to an end.

With new work from Legris and four exceptional poets fostered by Legris’ mentorship, the Po…

Chapbook Reviews

Arc Poetry Magazine will soon introduce a short section of chapbook reviews.

Scheduled to begin this summer, the reviews will focus on recent Canadian work. 
They may be detailed discussions of a single chapbook or may b…

Welcome to Arc Poetry Magazine

For over 30 years, Arc Poetry Magazine has been bringing great poetry to readers in Canada and beyond. At Arc, we find the brave new voices. We feature poetry that is woozy, cunning, shearing and wildlike, and prose that offers new perspectives on the verse you thought you knew. We dig up the dead and the too-soon-forgotten. We tackle burning questions, and sometimes ignite them: What, say, is hockey poetry really about? What is with this ghazal fad? Would you dare to be the next Anon? When is a found poem a find, and when should it just be put back? Find out by exploring the wonderful world of words—with Arc!

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Dennis Cooley. abecedarium

Magnifying Language: Dennis Cooley’s abecedarium

Dennis Cooley. abecedarium. Edmonton: The University of Alberta Press, 2014. ~ Reviewed by Anita Dolman   An abecedarium traditionally shows off or teaches ... Continue Reading »
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The Elizabeth Bishop House

The Elizabeth Bishop House by Sandra Barry   Going into the kitchen at night is like… going into someone’s room where they lie ... Continue Reading »
Len Gasparini. Mirror Image.

Seeing Clearly, Looking Deeply: Len Gasparini’s Mirror Image

Len Gasparini. Mirror Image. Toronto: Guernica Editions, 2014. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Keeney   In Mirror Image, a compact and spirited collection that ... Continue Reading »
Shoshanna Wingate. Radio Weather

A living thing, with ghosts: Shoshanna Wingate’s Radio Weather

Shoshanna Wingate. Radio Weather. Signal Editions, 2014. ~Reviewed by Emily Davidson   Shoshanna Wingate’s Radio Weather opens with an ice storm. Ignoring discussions ... Continue Reading »
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