In recognition of 150 years post-Confederation, Arc has collected an issue of poems concerned with Reconciliation, Decolonization, and Nation(s).
In This Issue
“As Canada moves deeper into the twenty-first century we have to wonder what kind of country it aspires to be? Is it content to turn a blind eye while prospering at the expense of disenfranchised peoples? … what will it take for Canadians to remove the blinders they have conveniently worn since the founding of this country?”
- Attentive and powerful poems by Gwen Benaway, Katherena Vermette, and Janet Rogers;
- Howard Scott’s translation of two poems by Innu poet Natasha Kanape Fontaine;
- Brief reviews of Tenille K. Campbell, Jónína Kirton, and Leanna Betasamosake Simpson; and,
- Visual art from three Indigenous artists: Jim Logan, Rosalie Favell, and Barry Ace.