Arc Poetry Magazine’s Spoken Word Issue

Arc’s new special issue features work from spoken word artists and critical essays on the craft of spoken word.
Curated by Tanya Evanson—Montreal-based poet, performer, and director of the Spoken Word program at The…

Arc 77 – Canada’s Simple Alternatives Poetry Magazine

 Kevin Shaw’s “Turing’s Time Machine” takes 1st prize in the Poem Of The Year contest.
Amber Homeniuk earned the Readers’ Choice with her poem “by the time he hit the floor,” and Sneha Madhavan-Reese’s…

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…

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