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 are complemented by a variety of Arctic-polished writers from across Canada and beyond.
Four writers from the North issue will read from their work at Pressed. Renellta Arluk (Yellowknife), who spent her early years with her grandparents on a trapline in the Northwest Territories and now works in theatre across the country, will be joined by Matt Jones (Kingston), whose poems grew out of his experience with the military in Greenland, Nunavut, Alaska and Iceland. Emily McGiffin (Toronto), with a new book out from Brick Books, and Claudia Coutu-Radmore (Ottawa), with an unusual set of prose poems based on the letters of Labrador’s Leonard Budgell will also be on stage.
Thank you to our many sponsors for this event, including the Government of the Northwest Territories, Brick Books and Pressed. And thank you for the long-time support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the City of Ottawa.