Arc Poetry http://arcpoetry.ca Canada's Poetry Magazine Mon, 23 May 2016 20:20:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 QuArc Lesson Plan: Scientific Method http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/20/quarc-lesson-plan-scientific-method/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/20/quarc-lesson-plan-scientific-method/#respond Fri, 20 May 2016 17:09:50 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10440 http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/20/quarc-lesson-plan-scientific-method/feed/ 0 Irreducible Truths: Ian Burgha’s Midnight http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/20/irreducible-truths-ian-burghas-midnight/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/20/irreducible-truths-ian-burghas-midnight/#respond Fri, 20 May 2016 12:04:27 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10292 http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/20/irreducible-truths-ian-burghas-midnight/feed/ 0 Monumental into Personal: Alice Major’s Standard candles http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/13/monumental-into-personal-alice-majors-standard-candles/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/13/monumental-into-personal-alice-majors-standard-candles/#respond Fri, 13 May 2016 12:25:56 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10290 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. ]]> http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/13/monumental-into-personal-alice-majors-standard-candles/feed/ 0 Showing Us the Rings: Elena Johnson’s Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/05/showing-us-the-rings-elena-johnsons-field-notes-for-the-alpine-tundra/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/05/showing-us-the-rings-elena-johnsons-field-notes-for-the-alpine-tundra/#respond Thu, 05 May 2016 12:14:37 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10289 http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/05/05/showing-us-the-rings-elena-johnsons-field-notes-for-the-alpine-tundra/feed/ 0 These Currents That Exceed Us: Daniel Renton’s Milk Teeth http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/30/daniel-rentons-milk-teeth/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/30/daniel-rentons-milk-teeth/#respond Sat, 30 Apr 2016 19:01:48 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10278 http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/30/daniel-rentons-milk-teeth/feed/ 0 Felicitations, David O’Meara, 2016’s winner of the Ottawa Arts Council Mid-Career Artist Award! http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/28/felicitations-david-omeara-2016s-winner-of-the-ottawa-arts-council-mid-career-artist-award/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/28/felicitations-david-omeara-2016s-winner-of-the-ottawa-arts-council-mid-career-artist-award/#respond Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:40:29 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10368 http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/28/felicitations-david-omeara-2016s-winner-of-the-ottawa-arts-council-mid-career-artist-award/feed/ 0 George Elliott Clarke — An Introduction to the Late Revolution in ‘Haiti’: By Abraham Lincoln (1834) http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/27/george-elliott-clarke-an-introduction-to-the-late-revolution-in-haiti-by-abraham-lincoln-1834/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/27/george-elliott-clarke-an-introduction-to-the-late-revolution-in-haiti-by-abraham-lincoln-1834/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:09:06 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10347 http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/27/george-elliott-clarke-an-introduction-to-the-late-revolution-in-haiti-by-abraham-lincoln-1834/feed/ 0 Congratulations, Lesley Fletcher, newly appointed Executive Director of the League of Canadian Poets! http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/26/congratulations-lesley-fletcher/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/26/congratulations-lesley-fletcher/#respond Tue, 26 Apr 2016 16:56:30 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10354 http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/26/congratulations-lesley-fletcher/feed/ 0 Lorca or the Plumber? A Theory of the Artist in Jake Kennedy’s Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/22/jake-kennedys-merz-structure-no-2-burnt-by-children-at-play/ http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/22/jake-kennedys-merz-structure-no-2-burnt-by-children-at-play/#respond Fri, 22 Apr 2016 17:54:56 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10277 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”]]> http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/22/jake-kennedys-merz-structure-no-2-burnt-by-children-at-play/feed/ 0 Maisonneuve subscription campaign http://arcpoetry.ca/2016/04/18/maisonneuve-subscription-campaign/ Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:51:48 +0000 http://arcpoetry.ca/?p=10435