Arc 95 Summer 2021  Reaching Through: Arc's 2021 Poem of the Year

As Arc’s poetry editor Sarah Tsiang puts it, “The upside of a hard time is when everything else feels low, poetry tends to become even more sublime.” In the second pandemic summer, issue 95 brings you a collection of sublime new poetry, reviews, essays, and interviews.

This year, Cassandra Myers took the title of Poem of the Year with “Offering,” as well as the Reader’s Choice Award with “Medusa Calls the Rape Crisis Line.” John Elizabeth Stintzi’s “All Hearts Feed Horses” received the honourable mention.

In This Issue

Arc 95 brings you:

  • The shortlisted and winning poems from Arc’s Poem of the Year and Diana Brebner prizes;
  • New essays by Dominik Parisien and Klara du Plessis, and a conversation between Sadiqa de Meijer and Rob Taylor;
  • Poems by Shazia Hafiz Ramji, Emily Lu, Anita Lahey, Jean Van Loon, and more;
  • Translations of Mohammad Khaïr-Eddine’s poetry by Jake Syersak;
  • Reviews by Amelia Eqbal, Jordan Prato, and more.
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