Arc Poetry Canada's Poetry Magazine Mon, 23 May 2016 20:20:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 QuArc Lesson Plan: Scientific Method Fri, 20 May 2016 17:09:50 +0000 0 Irreducible Truths: Ian Burgha’s Midnight Fri, 20 May 2016 12:04:27 +0000 0 Monumental into Personal: Alice Major’s Standard candles Fri, 13 May 2016 12:25:56 +0000 Standard candles is signature Alice Major poetry, and I say that in the most favourable manner. This work focuses on and develops Major's career-long poetic concerns: how poetry intersects with science, mathematics, the lives of humans and the cosmos. A tall order, but one of Alice Major's strengths is her ability to introduce an idea as sweeping as 'science' and distill it down to a moment, a memory, an object. No one but Major could have written this book: in a way no other poet consistently does, she grasps the edges of the universe and pulls it into a headlock. ]]> 0 Showing Us the Rings: Elena Johnson’s Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra Thu, 05 May 2016 12:14:37 +0000 0 These Currents That Exceed Us: Daniel Renton’s Milk Teeth Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:01:48 +0000 0 Felicitations, David O’Meara, 2016’s winner of the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award! Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:40:29 +0000 0 George Elliott Clarke — An Introduction to the Late Revolution in ‘Haiti’: By Abraham Lincoln (1834) Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:09:06 +0000 0 Congratulations, Lesley Fletcher, newly appointed Executive Director of the League of Canadian Poets! Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:56:30 +0000 0 Lorca or the Plumber? A Theory of the Artist in Jake Kennedy’s Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:54:56 +0000 Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play. The poems in the collection circle each other, continuously question themselves and embrace a position of uncertainty. This position is achieved through the poetic structure where a subject is presented only to be doubted by the qualifier that follows. In “Futuromania” qualifiers in square brackets open and confuse the interpretation of the line: “for instance [matter of fact]”; “gallows in the public square—[informational].” Meanwhile notes in round brackets—“(anything better?)”—offer an outside opinion. In “On Fear”]]> 0 Maisonneuve subscription campaign Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:51:48 +0000