Arc 74: It’s Awards Season!

Poem of the Year and Diana Brebner Prize winners. Look inside for Kristina Bresnen’s intricate crown of sonnets that pulled in the Poem of the Year’s $5000 1st prize!
Also featuring Matt Jones’ vivid war poem that ea…

Arc 73: Canada’s Up-and-At-You Poetry Magazine

Emerging talents, ones-to-watch, and debuts. You’ll find them all in Arc’s up-and-comers issue, now on newsstands.
 
In this latest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine, some of Canada’s most established poets—award-winners…

Arc Poetry Magazine launches ‘The North’

The North issue—the 72nd in Arc’s long history of publishing the best of Canadian poetry—focuses on writing coming out of Canada’s high latitudes.
 
Writers from Labrador, Yukon, Northern BC and other points north…

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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Tending Wounds: Fionncara MacEoin’s Not the First Thing I’ve Missed

Fionncara MacEoin. Not the First Thing I’ve Missed. Saskatoon, SK: Thistledown Press, 2014. ~ Reviewed by Emily Davidson Not the First Thing ... Continue Reading »
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Arc presents Ottawa Poetry Awards Reading at Pressed

Each year, Arc Poetry Magazine honours Ottawa poets. Arc is proud to present the three 2014 finalists for the Archibald ... Continue Reading »
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Hard Looking: Richard Greene’s Dante’s House

Richard Greene. Dante’s House. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2013. ~ Reviewed by Peter Richardson Dante’s House, Richard Greene’s follow up to Boxing the ... Continue Reading »
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Pain and Reassertion: Leanne Simpson’s Islands of Decolonial Love

Leanne Simpson. Islands of Decolonial Love: Stories and Songs. Winnipeg: ARP Books, 2013. Leanne Simpson, Mississauga Nishnaabeg writer, editor, activist and ... Continue Reading »
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