In Arc 98, President Lise Rochefort ponders kindness, and “poetry’s expanded presence in the lives of Canadians.”
It is a splendid collection of new poems, reviews, and essays to dig into. This year, Morgan Christie’s “or both” won Arc’s Poem of the Year contest, with Khashayar Mohammadi’s “A thirst-bot named Istiqfar” taking Honourable Mention.
In This Issue
Arc 98 brings you:
- The shortlisted and winning poems of Arc’s Poem of the Year;
- A close reading of Bronwen Wallace’s poem “Intervals” by Ashley-Elizabeth Best;
- Feature reviews by Margaryta Golovchenko and Carl Watts;
- New essays by Michael Greenstein and Mark Frutkin, and a conversation between Keith Garebian and Artsvi Bakhchinyan;
- Translations of Shahin Sadeghzadeh’s “I feel the universe breathing inside me” by Khashayar Mohammadi;
- Poems by Amy LeBlanc, stephanie roberts, John Steffler, Farah Ghafoor, and more.