Arc 98 Summer 2022  Neither or Both: Arc's 2022 Poem of the Year

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.
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