Out of another long Canadian winter, Arc is pleased to release a new issue of Canadian poetry, essays, and reviews.
Di Brandt, our 2016 – 2017 Poet-in-Residence, shares a long poem composed during her tenure, and selected four poets she worked with to share two poems workshopped with Brandt.
In This Issue
Essays in this issue explore some of the ways poetry can have an impact on society, and Arc’s Poetry Editor, Doyali Islam, continues the How Poems Work feature with a deep dive into Soraya Peerbaye’s “Rainfall” from Tell: poems for a girlhood (Pedlar Press, 2015).
Emerge from the cold and snow with other contributions in this issue:
- New poems from Michelle Brown, Chris Jennings, Priscila Uppal, and Russell Thornton, among others;
- Norman Cornett’s translation of Jean-Paul Daoust, poet-in-residence of Plus on set four, plus on lit!;
- A review of Measures of Astonishment: Poets on Poetry, the collection of essays from the League of Canadian Poets; and,
- Haunting artwork from the winner of the 2017 Canadian RBC Painting Competition, Ambera Wellmann.