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The February Award of Awesomeness!

Win a vintage ‘object d’art,’ our 50/50 cash prize, and all the honour and clout that comes with being an Awesomeness Winner—by entering Arc’s February Award of Awesomeness! spacer spacer spacer The February contest will be judged by Arc’s Associate Poetry Editor, Alison Goodwin! spacer spacer The February prompt is: “Before Spring” While we may […] Read More

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2023 News & Annoucements

2022 News & Annoucements

The November winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Circles of Life and Death: Patrick Lane’s The Quiet In Me Lost wor(l)ds: Betsy Warland’s Lost Lagoon/lost in thought: prose poems Healing in the Modernist Multiverse : Triny Finlay’s Myself a Paperclip KIRBY FULL-ON: Kirby’s Poetry is Queer Footnotes of Grief: Diane Hope Tegenkamp’s Girl running The October winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . The December Award of Awesomeness! The November Award of Awesomeness! The Critics’ Desk Award & Confederation Poets Prize Winners for 2021 2022’s Archibald Lampman Award Winner is… David O’Meara! The Poem of the Year Contest is now OPEN! 99 issues of Arc: Arc Poetry Magazine 99, the Fall 2022 Issue The September winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Territory and Topology: Nduka Otiono’s DisPlace: The Poetry of Nduka Otiono “my feet hurt, as if I’d walked for years toward this quiet wind”: Adele Graf’s buckled into the sky Flashes of Literary Gold: David O’Meara’s Masses on Radar The October Award of Awesomeness! The Earthen Parts of Pain and Joy: Kelsey Andrews’ Big Sky Falling Announcing the 2022 Diana Brebner Prize Winner and Honourable Mention! The August winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Earth-shattering nuances: Matsuki Masutani’s I will be more myself in the next world POTY post-Early Bird The Green Fuse of Life UnDenied: Rhonda Batchelor’s Allow Me: Poems 2000-2020 The 2022 Diana Brebner Prize is extending its Deadline by One Week! The September Award of Awesomeness! Archibald Lampman Award: the 2022 Shortlist POTY Early Bird The July winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . There’s Kindness in Wings: Arc Poetry Magazine 98, the Summer 2022 Issue Spatial Playhouse: Ian Williams’ Word Problems The August Award of Awesomeness! Mapping Out a Life: Beth Kope’s Atlas of Roots Disabled writers, writers with disabilities, writers who experience ableism—Arc 102 is calling you! Grief Like Water: Rayya Liebich’s Min Hayati The 2022 Judge for the Diana Brebner Prize will be… The (Dis)Placement of the Self: Roxanna Bennett’s The Untranslatable I The June winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Call for Submissions: Arc’s 100th Issue “or both” by Morgan Christie, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist “Apology to an Estranged Friend” by Julie Berry, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist “The Stars Touch Midnight” by Jade Liu, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist “Aubade in Yesterday’s Dress” by Amanda Merpaw, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist “my brother, aging in reverse” by Brandi Bird, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist The July Award of Awesomeness!
The May winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . “Luna Moth” by Catriona Wright, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist Poetry as a Method of Divination: Tolu Oloruntoba’s The Junta of Happenstance “BRAIN SPIKE FOR THE SECOND MOUTH” by Cassandra Myers, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist “A Thirst-bot named Istiqfar” by Khashayar Mohammadi, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist Life in Letters in the Garden: M.A.C. Farrant’s one good thing: a living memoir “Shore Leave” by Joseph Kidney, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist “notes to future kin and past selves” by Moni Brar, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist Whispers of Pointillism: Maureen Hynes’s Sotto Voce The June Award of Awesomeness! The April winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . No yard lights for miles, like an eye put out: Sheri Benning’s Field Requiem Field Notes: M.C. Warrior’s Disappearing Minglewood Blues House Calls: Tamar Rubin’s Tablet Fragments The May Award of Awesomeness! The March Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Luminous with Love: Blaine Marchand’s Becoming History: A Life Told Through Poetry Arc’s 2022 Poem of The Year Shortlist The April Award of Awesomeness! “Dear Piano,” by Oleksii Buznitskyi The February Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Celebrating Diana Brebner: Arc Poetry Magazine 97, the Spring 2022 Issue lampman-prize diana-brebner-prize The January Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . The March Award of Awesomeness! arc event poster They Arrested the Windows: Changing the Face of Canadian Literature, edited by Dane Swan Scorpions and Surgeries: Intruder by Bardia Sinaee The February Award of Awesomeness! The Poem of the Year Contest is now CLOSED Tales and lore like language: cold press moon by Dennis Cooley Self-Portrait in Shadow and Light: A Map of Rain Days by Jennifer Hosein The December Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . A Defiant Discordance of Detritus: Niagara & Government by Phil Hall “Our Telling Teaching Us This”: The World is Mostly Sky by Sarah Ens To Tell One’s Name: A New Take on Ghost Face by Greg Santos You Still Have Time to Win Our Biggest Poetry Prize! A Song from the House of Moans: The Wig-Maker by Janet Gallant & Sharon Thesen SpokenWord_sidebar Gordon Hill Press Freedom to Read Week: February 19–25, 2023 2 U of Regina Press online ad – Sept 17 to Nov 17 moorehype

2021 News & Annoucements

The January Award of Awesomeness! Of Laughter and Healing – A Hilarious Approach to Indigenizing & Reconciliation: awâsis – kinky and dishevelled by Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer Dealing the Deck: The Only Card in a Deck of Knives by Lauren Turner The November Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Soft Structures: machine dreams by Liam Burke and Natalie Hanna A Tightly Woven Tapestry: The River Answers by Jude Neale Inevitable Redemption: Recovery Community by Conor McDonnell Not The Picture of Saintly Acceptance: Phantompains by Therese Estacion The December Award of Awesomeness! Starting Over: The Marta Poems by Susan J. Atkinson Arc is looking for volunteers for 2022! Shifting Baseline Syndrome Canadian Ghazals: Gold in the Shadow: Twenty-Two Ghazals and a Cento for Phyllis Webb by Diana Hayes Dreams and Translations: Selected Poems 1983-2020 by Steven Heighton The October Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Synaptic by Alison Calder Win the Canadian Magazine Scene’s Biggest Poetry Prize! Pathways to Poetry The November Award of Awesomeness! The September Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Islands of Influence: Arc Poetry Magazine 96, the Fall 2021 Issue 2021’s Archibald Lampman Award Winner is… Deborah-Anne Tunney! Brandon Wint — ‘Radical Imagination’ The View from the Rear Window: A Different Wolf by Deborah-Anne Tunney “to pause is to work out what remains”: footlights by Pearl Pirie Airing Out Ghosts: Locked in Different Alphabets by Doris Fiszer The Moon’s Colours: Sensory and Emotional Precision: rushes from the river of disappointment by stephanie roberts Announcing the 2021 Diana Brebner Prize Winner and Honourable Mention Emptiness is Burden: Burden by Douglas Burnet Smith The October Award of Awesomeness! “From where does memory come?”: The Milk of Amnesia by Danielle Janess The August Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Freedom to Read Week Memories on Roblin Lake, Ameliasburgh, Ontario: The Green Waves by Rob Taylor Beyond what is understood: Mythical Man by David Ly The Diana Breb­ner Prize Deadline has been Extended until September 10, 2021! The September Award of Awesomeness! The July Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . The Confederation Poets Prize & Critics’ Desk Award Winners for 2020 Fleshy Contact: A Number of Stunning Attacks by Jessi MacEachern “Gender, OK” by John Elizabeth Stintzi, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist The Acrobatics of Conveyance: Side Effects May Include Strangers by Dominik Parisien “Medusa Calls the Rape Crisis Line” by Cassandra Myers, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist “Confidentiality” by Tia McLennan, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist Archibald Lampman Award: the 2021 Shortlist “Lesbos / lesbos” by Annick MacAskill, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist The 2021 Judge for the Diana Brebner Prize will be… The August Award of Awesomeness! “Line of Demarcation” by Jake Byrne, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist Scrying for identity and the future in uncertain waters: Night Lunch by Mike Chaulk
“si’ulq, pānī” by Moni Brar, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist POTY new ad The June Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . “OFFERING” by Cassandra Myers, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist “OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD” by Isabella Wang, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist “Things To Do Around Toronto When You’re Black” by Michael Fraser, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist “All Hearts Feed Horses” by John Elizabeth Stintzi, from Arc’s 2021 Shortlist CV2 Web Ad Swap In the Eye of a Whale: Outside, America by Sarah De Leeuw Calgary Distinguished Writers Program The July Award of Awesomeness! forest in my mind Word On The Street sept 2021 A Saturation of Violence: What Hurts Going Down by Nancy Lee The May Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . The Light Beyond the Cave: The Elem:ents (Nam:loz) by Erín Moure Domesticity and Time: The Knowing Animals by Emily Skov-Nielsen Piekuakami (The Lake): Spawn by Marie-Andreé Gill tr. Kristen Renee Miller The Hero in the Jaws of the Serpent: The Mean Game by John Wall Barger Arc Poetry Magazine 95: Arc’s Summer 2021 Issue The June Award of Awesomeness! The April Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . A Love Like Glass: it was never going to be okay by jaye simpson In Relation to Pain: knot body by Eli Tareq El Bechelany-Lynch Subject: ZOM-FAM by Kama La Mackerel Intersection of Trauma and Desire: I Am A Body of Land by Shannon Webb-Campbell The May Award of Awesomeness! From the Robot Apocalypse, backwards: The Cyborg Anthology by Lindsay B-e Poetry Week! The March Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Arc’s 2021 Poem of The Year Shortlist Arc Poetry Magazine 94: Arc’s Spring 2021 Issue Fierce Inventory A Vital Call from a Linguistic Explorer: Water from the Well by Helen Posno The Reverb of a Burning: Burning Sugar by Cicely Belle Blain Playful Melancholy: Saturn Peach by Lily Wang The April Award of Awesomeness! Shaking the Tail: Ganymede’s Dog by John Emil Vincent Mess Is Poetry’s Mass: Music at the Heart of Thinking by Fred Wah Burning/from the inside out: SH:LAM (The Doctor) by Joseph A. Dandurand An Active Quietness: The House the Spirit Builds by Lorna Crozier, Peter Coffman and Diane Laundy An Orgy of the Imagination: As Far As You Know by A.F. Moritz The February Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . The March Award of Awesomeness! [An interface with the unspoken] If You Discover a Fire by Shaun Robinson Quintessential Heroics: Crito Di Volta by Marc Di Saverio qwertyunb _sidebar The January Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Gourmet Ginger Ale and Modern Ails My Heart Is a Rose Manhattan by Nikki Reimer

2020 News & Annoucements

The November Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . A Conceptual Lift-off: SKY WRI TEI NGS by Nasser Hussain A Visceral Transcendental Quest: Cult Life by Kyeren Regehr A Loving Bond: The Long Bond: Selected and New Poems by Allan Briesmaster Razors in Halloween Candy: Render by Sachiko Murakami city of Ottawa logo Sketching “A Glimmer of that Majesty”: Swoon by Elana Wolff nightlack / grieflung: A Cemetery for Holes by Tom Prime and Gary Barwin Taxonomy of Betrayal: Washes, Prays by Noor Naga Bearing Witness: Fresh Pack of Smokes by Cassandra Blanchard Deconstructing Prairie Lore: Vulgar Mechanics by K.B. Thors The December Award of Awesomeness! Lessons in Sorrow and Beauty: Folding Laundry on Judgment Day by Miller Adams Arc Poetry Magazine 93: Arc’s Fall 2020 Issue The October Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . A Lifetime Spent Scratching: We Were Like Everyone Else by Ken Victor Memory Through a Refracted Post-colonial Gaze: Against Forgetting by Keith Garebian The November Award of Awesomeness! The September Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Ambivalent Inheritance: my yt mama by Mercedes Eng Win the Canadian Magazine Scene’s Biggest Poetry Prize! 2020’s Archibald Lampman Award Winner is… Ben Ladouceur! Searching for Evidence of Ancestors: Following Sea by Lauren Carter This Place Does Not Forsake Itself: New Brunswick by Shane Neilson Simple Truths: The Dowager Empress by Adele Wiseman The October Award of Awesomeness! The August Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . One Man’s Embankment: Mad Long Emotion by Ben Ladouceur Poetic Tools Well Wielded: This Was the River by John Pass Like the Codex Seraphinianus: Unidentified Poetic Object by Brian Henderson The Polymorphous per Verse Call for Submissions The September Award of Awesomeness! The July Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . VerseFest ad 2020 Summer Opens Its Palm: Magnetic North by Jenna Butler The Confederation Poets Prize & Critics’ Desk Award Winners for 2019 The Voice of Water: This Is How We Disappear by Titilope Sonuga Archibald Lampman Award: the 2020 Shortlist Arc Poetry Magazine 92: Arc’s Summer 2020 Issue The 2020 Judge for the Diana Brebner Prize will be… “In Which Gwendolyn MacEwen Translates Émile Nelligan: II” by Grant Wilkins, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist The Arc Award of Awesomeness! “After Apple-Picking” by Melanie Power, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist The June Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . “Desire Lines” by Alison Braid, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist “remedies for cross Atlantic dispersion” by Melissa Davidson, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist A Portrait of the Poet as Tidalectic Sound Artist: Magnetic Equator by Kaie Kellough “Change is a Slow Erosion” by Leah MacLean-Evans, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist
“The Fish that Halved Water” by Alycia Pirmohamed, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist “Lake Baptiste Ungenders Me” by Cassandra Myers, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist “Even the Smallest” by Kirsteen MacLeod, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist Everything, This Near: Field Notes for the Self by Randy Lundy “Brora” by Richard Sanger, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist “The James Earl Jones Effect” by Síle Englert, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist “Hold Me In The Palm Of Your Mind” by Kyla Jamieson, from Arc’s 2020 Shortlist A Dazzling Multi-Media Response to Our Changing Climate: River Revery by Penn Kemp Relearning to Look: Year of the Metal Rabbit by Tammy Armstrong The Arc Award of Awesomeness! A Girl Like You: Dunk Tank by Kayla Czaga And the Second Winner of the “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . Black Lives Matter Statement on Arc 93 prairiefire spring-promo Sonnet Fever: Sonnet’s Shakespeare by Sonnet L’Abbé Calgary Distinguished Writers Program 2020 The Arc Award of Awesomeness! the Gender Trash Call for Submissions Rewriting the Rational: Drolleries by Cassidy McFadzean And the Winner of the First Ever “Arc Award of Awesomeness” is . . . 100 Trillion Neutrinos Flow Through Your Body Every Second: Midday at the Super-Kamiokande by Matthew Tierney Haunting Winnipeg: St. Boniface Elegies by Catherine Hunter Montage of Life: Flourish by Jacqueline Turner Myth and Logo: All Day I Dream About Sirens by Domenica Martinello Writing the Watershed: The Grand River Watershed: A Folk Ecology by Karen Houle Song of Himself: Midlife Action Figure by Chris Banks The Arc Award of Awesomeness! Walking Into A Still Life Painting: A Tent, A Lantern, An Empty Bowl by M. Travis Lane VOTING IS CLOSED on Arc’s 2020 Poem of The Year Shortlist The Poetic Anatomy: Unfurl by Klara du Plessis The Arc Award of Awesomeness! Arc Poetry Magazine 91: Arc’s Spring 2020 Issue A poetic love letter to Ottawa: A halt, which is empty by rob mclennan The art of survival, the art of healing: Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry ed. Amber Dawn and Justin Ducharme Looking In, Looking Out: The Gods of East Wawanosh by Marilyn Gear Pilling Call for Members: Arc’s Diversity Committee Arc Poetry Magazine Call for Submissions in Response to MMIWG field notes for the self Deadline Extended! Enter the Poem of the Year Contest until February 15th Light through the Trees: Dark Woods by Richard Sanger Lucas Crawford Reclaims Trans Bodies: The High Line Scavenger Hunt by Lucas Crawford Hitting the Mark: Near Miss by Laura Matwichuk When “The Spring Light is Like Glass”: Ledi by Kim Trainor Flexing the Poetry Muscle: Twitch Force by Michael Redhill Malahat Review _sidebar

2019 News & Annoucements

2018 News & Annoucements

How Soon Is Now?: Spencer Butt’s Slouching the Dream Arc’s nominations for The Pushcart Prize Arc Poetry Magazine 87: A Celebration of Poetry from the U.S.A. The American National Poetry Slam through the eyes of a Canadian Spoken Word poet! Wilding Land Acknowledgements: Phoebe Wang’s Admission Requirements After All These Years: Laisha Rosnau’s Our Familiar Hunger The Diana Brebner Prize, Confederation Poets Prize & Critics’ Desk Award Winners for 2018 Power to the Period: Rosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, and Tanis MacDonald GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times Even If They’re Not What You Would Have Wanted: Ian Williams editor of The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology 2018 Persona Poems for the Outraged: Michael Fraser’s To Greet Yourself Arriving Win the Canadian Magazine Scene’s Biggest Poetry Prize 2018’s Archibald Lampman Award Winner is… Christine McNair! Fragile and Heavy Ho-Hums: Jay Ritchie’s Cheer Up, Jay Ritchie Hierarchies, The Northern Harrier Hawk The Rough Business of Emerging: Allison LaSorda’s Stray A Vessel for Shared Experiences: Baziju’s Box Kite Inside the Blind: On Editing Poetry With the Ears of Wolves: Karen Enns’ Cloud Physics Remembering Abe: Kevin Spenst’s Ignite The 2018 Archibald Lampman Award Shortlist Arc Poetry Magazine’s Summer 2018 Issue is our 40th Anniversary Catch Your Breath: Susan Telfer’s Ghost Town Being Here Now: Phillip Crymble’s Not Even Laughter Why You Are My Hiding Place (Leah Horlick) is on Arc’s Shortlist

2017 News & Annoucements

Fiddlehead There’s Stuff Between Things: Aisha Sasha John’s I have to live Job Posting: Operations Officer – Arc Poetry Magazine Poets gather in Laureate City to celebrate Canada’s 150! Giving Voice: Gary Geddes’s The Resumption of Play This Year, Win the Canadian Magazine Scene’s Biggest Poetry Prize On the Road Behind: André Narbonne’s You Were Here POTY sidebar November 2017 The Sound Reconciliation Makes: Janet Rogers’ Totem Poles and Railroads Janet Rogers — Confederation 150 Reneltta Arluk — Artist Spotlight “I have been here forever and I will rise again”: Femininity, Race, and Resilience in Jόnína Kirton’s An Honest Woman 2018 Ottawa Book Awards – Note to Authors “A Gift No NDN” or Anyone Else “Should Waste”: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s This Accident of Being Lost. Madmen and Specialists: George Elliott Clarke’s Canticles I (MMXVI) Arc Poetry Magazine presents the Ottawa Poetry Awards Reading Arc Poetry Magazine 84: “Oh Canada, We Have Issues.” Duty of Care Laid Bare: Shane Neilson’s Dysphoria Poetry in a Disconnected and Imperilled World: Adèle Barclay’s If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You Snark, Slogans, and Found Text: Kevin Connolly’s Xiphoid Process A Fearsome Spectacle: Kate Sutherland’s How to Draw a Rhinoceros World Happiness Report: Lori Cayer’s Dopamine Blunder Collating glitch – Arc 83 Follow the lanterns to Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2017 Poem of the Year contest winner 30 After 30 Under 30 Andre Fenton’s “Ode to Teen Angst” reviewed by Rebecca Thomas Great News and New Views at Arc Poetry Magazine Haiku Juju Satori Delight: Mark Frutkin’s Hermit Thrush A-Frame Residency 2018 Call A 21st Century Guide to the Mind-Body [Problem] of Print: Robert Bringhurst’s Palatino: The Natural History of a Typeface Like Gifts You Never Asked For: Sue MacLeod’s Mood Swing, with Pear
Igloos on Trees: Joe Rosenblatt’s The Bird in the Stillness: Forest Devotionals Measured Pleasures: Alexandra Oliver’s Let the Empire Down cv2 ad sub drive 2017 Approximations on Target: Steven Heighton’s The Waking Comes Late Determiners and Indeterminacy: Andy Weaver’s this Canada’s Parliamentary Poet Laureate sells gold for gold: George Elliott Clarke’s Gold 20 Poems: Clint Burnham’s Pound @ Guantánamo Oathing / Opening: Sandra Ridley’s Silvija VOTING CLOSED on Arc’s Poem of The Year Shortlist! Adrift in Adulthood: Vincent Colistro Late Victorians Books Received in 2016 Walking Through the Darkness: Margo Wheaton’s The Unlit Path Behind the House Arc Poetry Magazine’s Winter 2017 Issue Want to get involved? “Tell I the Truth:” Rachel Rose’s Marry & Burn A Flashing Light in the Darkness: Kim Fu’s How Festive the Ambulance Coteau Banner 2 A Rich Salt Wind: Michael Crummey’s Little Dogs Who’s Afraid of Orpheus and Eurydice?: Christian Bök’s The Xenotext Book 1 The Poetry of the Pillow: Suzanne Buffam’s A Pillow Book Some Monsters are Beautiful: K. I. Press’s Exquisite Monsters A Medium-Size Critique of Short Sentences: Alice Burdick’s Book of Short Sentences Offroading: The Path Taken in Terry Ann Carter’s On the Road to Naropa – My Love Affair with Jack Kerouac You Make Love Like A Horse On the Parthenon: Andy McGuire’s Country Club Poem of the Year contest deadline held over until February 13 Like It Means Anything: Samuel Andreyev’s The Relativistic Empire Grace & Resistance in a Drone’s-Eye View: Nick Thran’s Mayor Snow Event contest web ad A Non-Fall in the Dark: Nicole Brossard’s Ardour Words Lodged in Muscle and Bone: Lee Maracle’s Talking to the Diaspora

2016 News & Annoucements

Twilight from Denmark: Ulrikka S. Gernes’s Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments Lush 2017 – subTerrain More Lives Than This Plain Desperation: Carolyn Smart’s Careen Less is More: Or, Five Reasons Why You Should Pack Poetry in Your Survival Kit for the End of Days cv2 ad exchange 2017 Rock Blanket After the End of Damian Rogers’s Dear Leader Lyric Catastrophe: How to Write Poetry at the End of the World The Poetics of Biophilia: Basma Kavanagh’s Niche Hanging in the Air like a Heart Balloon: Sheryda Warrener’s Floating is Everything Tenderly Urgent: Kim Trainor’s Karyotype A Memorable Stroll Through David Mcfadden’s Mind: David W. McFadden’s Abnormal Brain Sonnets arc angels Backslash Icarus: Portamento Poetics in Joshua Trotter Mission Creep Room 2016 contest web ad Don’t Look Away: Soraya Peerbaye’s Tell (poems for a girlhood) Arc Poetry Magazine 81: Art in the End Times Palimpset Press Malahat long poem Prize 2016 Pummelling the Enemy Volta: Jeanette Lynes’ Bedlam Cowslip: The John Clare Poems Left Reaching: John Wall Barger’s The Book of Festus I Know The Sound Letting Go Makes: Jeff Steudel’s Foreign Park If You See Something, Say Something: nancy viva davis halifax’s hook Poetry in the Courtroom: Sue Goyette’s The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl Myth Intentions: Earth and Heaven: An Anthology of Myth Poetry, edited by Luke Hathaway and Evan Jones New Tricks for Old Dogs: Méira Cook’s Monologue Dogs Against Equations: Bruce Meyer’s The Arrow of Time Matt Peake — Things I Want in the Divorce Poems with Backbone: Arc Poetry Magazine’s Poem of the Year Traveling Light: Monica Kidd’s The Year of Our Beautiful Exile THIN AIR WINNIPEG Young Buck CV2 2016 Twinning and Twining: Ali Blythe’s Twoism Maynard How A Poet Must Submission Deadline Extended in light of Malware Attack on the Arc Website Pressures that Refine: Zachariah Wells’ Sum prairie fire 2016 contest web ad Brick’s web ad for 97
QuArc Lesson Plan: Scientific Method Irreducible Truths: Ian Burgha's Midnight Monumental into Personal: Alice Major's Standard candles PRISM Presents… Showing Us the Rings: Elena Johnson's Field Notes for the Alpine Tundra These Currents That Exceed Us: Daniel Renton’s Milk Teeth George Elliott Clarke — An Introduction to the Late Revolution in ‘Haiti’: By Abraham Lincoln (1834) Congratulations, Lesley Fletcher, newly appointed Executive Director of the League of Canadian Poets! Lorca or the Plumber? A Theory of the Artist in Jake Kennedy’s Merz Structure No. 2 Burnt by Children at Play Artfulness & the Secret Story: Melissa Bull’s Rue Alarming Testimony: John Terpstra’s This Orchard Sound John Sibley Williams The Narrative Poetry of Witness: Emily Pohl-Weary’s Ghost Sick VOTE on Arc's Poem of The Year Shortlist! Trust Your Surroundings: Entering the Rooms of Raoul Fernandes’ Transmitter and Receiver Blodwyn Memorial Prize Love Poems: Lorna Crozier’s The Wrong Cat Imagining a Legacy: Elise Partridge's The Exiles’ Gallery Erratum: Arc 79 Crow Watching Whiskey Gap, Alberta POTY 2016 Reader's Choice How difficult could it be to stay here?: Karen Solie’s The Road In Is Not The Same Road Out CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Run, Reader, Run: Peter Norman's The Gun That Starts the Race A Human Miscellany: Jesse Patrick Ferguson’s Mr. Sapiens Maisonneuve subscription campaign Arc Poetry Magazine’s Winter 2016 Issue Wringing a Soft Neck: Roxanna Bennett’s The Uncertainty Principle Raw Precision: Eva H.D.’s Rotten Perfect Mouth Poem of the Year Contest Extended Deadline: February 14th, 2016! Their Elephant is Longing for Hindustan: Nilofar Shidmehr’s Between Lives 2016 Wasafiri New Writing Prize Experience as Concept: Shane Book’s Congotronic Capilano Review Small Caps In the lamia city: Steven Artelle’s Metropantheon Real Pictures Are of Nothing: Erín Moure’s Кaпycтa / Kapusta verse fest 2017

2015 News & Annoucements

Suffering and Seduction: Priscila Uppal’s Sabotage To write a black poem: Austin Clarke’s In Your Crib Greater than the sum of our calories: Claire Caldwell’s Invasive Species New Quarterly Occasional Verse Contest A Lavish Spread: Naomi Guttman’s The Banquet of Donny & Ari In/Words Refug(e) Ad Fishing, Small-town Drunks and other poems: Gillian Wigmore’s Orient Hearing with your heart: David Zieroth’s Albrecht Dürer and Me Arc Angels Ad Congratulations to Arc’s contributors who appear in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015! Two-Handers: Don Coles’ A Serious Call 2015’s Poem of the Year Contest is Full of Surprises! No Small Job: Robyn Sarah’s Pause for Breath A different way of being: Rita Bouvier’s nakamowin’sa for the seasons Arc Poetry Magazine’s Spoken Word Issue Everything lifted up in time: Jeff Latosik’s Safely Home Pacific Western bill bissett – rush: what fuckan theory, a study uv language Ian Keteku — My Job Zaccheus Jackson — City of Fingers The Deadpan Centre Continues: Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent Best Seen from the Knees: Patrick Lane’s Washita The Search for Wonder: A. F. Moritz’s Sequence I am not a storyteller/though I do keep a lot in my heart: Jalal Barzanji’s Trying Again to Stop Time. Wild Witness: Patrick Friesen’s A Short History of Crazy Bone Penn Kemp — Xtra Text/ure Aaron Simm — Mickey Mouse Sebastien Wen — Scavengers Time Falls on its Knees: Deanna Young’s House Dreams Arc 77 – Canada’s Simple Alternatives Poetry Magazine Building a Foundation within the Trimmings: Cassidy McFadzean’s Hacker Packer Arc Poetry Magazine announces Lampman Award finalists Necessarily Unnatural: Jamie Sharpe’s Cut-Up Apologetic The Ego Has Landed: C.R. Avery’s Some Birds Walk For The Hell Of It Janet Rogers – Human Dynamic Activity Ian Ferrier – O My Sisters Kaie Kellough – RAIL Robert Priest – Working Your O’s RC Weslowski – If Language is a Virus Moe Clark – namoya Mary Pinkoski – Four Leaf Clover
Already Passing Through: Roland Prevost’s Singular Plurals Fracked-Up Settler Poetry: Janey’s Arcadia by Rachel Zolf A Different Realm: Entering Kerry-Lee Powell’s Inheritance 2015 Diana Brebner Prize: winner and runner-up announced Biography in Verse: George Elliott Clarke’s Traverse Take It, and Go On: Matthew Zapruder’s Sun Bear Read the Poem of the Year in Arc 77! Between-Space, Beforehand and Unseparated: Ken Babstock’s On Malice A Beautiful and Understated Object: Jan Zwicky’s Vittoria Colonna: Selections from the Rime Spirituali Still Life, Sotto Voce: Karen Enns’ Ordinary Hours Two Muses: Susan Paddon’s Two Tragedies in 429 Breaths Magnifying Language: Dennis Cooley’s abecedarium The Elizabeth Bishop House Seeing Clearly, Looking Deeply: Len Gasparini’s Mirror Image A living thing, with ghosts: Shoshanna Wingate’s Radio Weather Detonation from Contrast: Ella Zelterserman’s Small things left behind From Out-And-Out Hilarious to Dry, Wry, and Simply Playful: Why Poetry Sucks: An Anthology of Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry Striving and Sprawling: Garth Martens’ Prologue to the Age of Consequence A Difficult Fluency: What Kayla Czaga Can’t Tell Us in For Your Safety Please Hold On Memories and Much More: Andrea MacPherson’s Ellipses Breathing and Noticing: Brian Bartlett’s Ringing Here and There Apocalypse Happens: An iteration of the end in Sarah Lang’s For Tamara Readers’ Choice 2015 VOTE CLOSED From the Emptying Fullness: Jane Munro’s Blue Sonoma Blood’s Integrity: Tom Wayman’s Winter’s Skin Arc 76: Canada’s Squirming Creature Poetry Magazine Our Grief Transformed: Sina Queyras’ MxT Diana Brebner Prize Chapbook Reviews Column A Story is a Legacy: Elizabeth Greene’s Understories Arc’s Poem-of-the-Year contest is now closed Walking the Line: Wanda Praamsma’s a thin line between Down the Rabbit Hole: Erina Harris’s The Stag Head Spoke Found Inspiration: Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang’s Status Update A Grab Bag of Fab Frags: Stephen Brockwell’s Complete Surprising Fragments of Improbable Books Footer Ad 1 Geist Postcard Contest Great Piles of Life: Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott’s Decomp No Easy Answers: Catherine Graham’s Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects

2014 News & Annoucements

The Limits of Energy: Richard Norman’s Zero Kelvin Aurelia by John Hawke Getting Anne Back by Jennifer Maiden Kissing ghosts by Samuel Wagan Watson Circling the Bulb: Anne-Marie Turza’s The Quiet The Emperor of Kennings: Peter Richardson’s Bit Parts for Fools metal against metal by Claire Gaskin A line from Colin McCahon by Mark Young An Introduction to a New Game by Peter Boyle Unraveling Her Riddles: Joanna Lilley’s The Fleece Era Sentient by Amanda Stewart Arc hits 4000 submissions per year Great Torc by Tracy Ryan Questioning Your Masculinity by Rachael Briggs Addressing the Sea: Niki Koulouris’s The Sea with no one in it Hobart Time by Jan Owen descent by Susan Hawthorne dreams & fancies by Jessica Wilkinson Oh, Humanity: JonArno Lawson’s Enjoy it While it Hurts Falling for Glenn Gould by Dominique Hecq Legoland by Nathan Curnow Arc’s Distributing Presents! gummy by Joanne Burns The deepest of loves: Jude Neale’s A Quiet Coming of Light Snow by Eileen Chong The Arc-Cordite Poetry Special Issue (iv) by Dan Disney The Arc-Cordite Poetry Special Issue shadow apple south by Paul Hardacre Book of Flames: Australian Love Poems 2013 Dangled Bait: Tim Bowling’s Circa Nineteen Hundred and Grief Close to Spirit: E. D. Blodgett’s as if Arc Poetry Magazine/Tree Reading Series offer poetry master-class workshops. Ottawa Book Awards 2015 – Note to Authors The Ghost Resurrected (Despite Some Fumbling): Charlotte Rampling Reads Sylvia Plath to the music of Benjamin Britten Fake Tornadoes: Adrienne Weiss’ There Are No Solid Gold Dancers Anymore An Act of Prestidigitation: Ricardo Sternberg’s Some Dance Arc’s Distributing Presents! Tending Wounds: Fionncara MacEoin’s Not the First Thing I’ve Missed Arc presents Ottawa Poetry Awards Reading at Pressed
Hard Looking: Richard Greene's Dante's House Wrestling with Location: Laurie D. Graham’s Rove Calling Through the Cold: Allan Cooper and Harry Thurston’s The Deer Yard Who Can Resist?: bpNichol’s Organ Music His Time, His Place: The Essential Tom Marshall selected by David Helwig and Michael Ondaatje Rich Biodiversity in a Parallel Universe: Don Domanski’s Bite Down Little Whisper Corresponding with Loss: Memory and mourning in Anne Michaels’ Correspondences The Changed Meaning of Love: John Barton’s For the Boy with the Eyes of the Virgin Far from Mystery: Barry Dempster’s Invisible Dogs Navigating Shifting Currents: Tanis Rideout’s Arguments with the Lake A Vision to Rebuild: Maleea Acker’s Air-Proof Green Tongue Luck: Jeffery Donaldson’s Slack Action Laughing Towards Apocalypse: Al Rempel’s This Isn’t the Apocalypse We Hoped For Heartfelt and Urgent: Pamela Porter’s Late Moon I Love an Old Story: Joanne Arnott’s A Night for the Lady Spin the Bottle by Gaslight: Robin Richardson’s Knife Throwing Through Self-Hypnosis Job Posting: Coordinating Editor, Arc Poetry Magazine My Shard-Studded Clubfeet Blaze Me Astray: Marc Di Saverio’s Sanatorium Songs Picking Up the Pieces: Ann Shin’s The Family China National Poetry Month: Marilyn Dumont – "the land she came from" How Could You Not Like Me?: Elizabeth Bachinsky’s The Hottest Summer in Recorded History National Poetry Month: Sebastien Wen "Welcome to the Cosmos" Polls closed for POTY Reader’s Choice The Dancing Body: Juleta Severson-Baker’s Incarnate Sundry Labours and Rose Windows: Luke Hathaway’s All the Daylight Hours Necessary Voices: Kanina Dawson’s Masham Means Evening Poem of the Year update An Emerging Connoisseur: Daniel Karasik’s Hungry Weight, Rise and Riffle: Jordan Abel’s Exuberant Excisions in The Place of Scraps Slow Down and Listen: Lola Lemire Tostevin’s Singed Wings here is cinema/here is cinema*: Stephen Scobie’s At the limit of breath: Poems on the films of Jean-Luc Godard Flux and Circadian Renewal: Carmelita McGrath’s Escape Velocity Historical and Personal: Vancy Kasper’s Rebel Women Addictive: Katerina Fretwell’s Class Acts Room Canadian Gothic Call Malahat Novella Prize 2016 The Long Game: David O’Meara’s A Pretty Sight Dazzling Irrelevance: Jay MillAr’s Timely Irreverence Could you be Arc’s next Poet-In-Residence? A World Clad in Brutality: Rachel Lebowitz’s Cottonopolis

2013 News & Annoucements

In Constant Fall: Morten Søndergaard’s A Step in the Right Direction Entirely Askew: Jamie Sharpe’s Animal Husbandry Today “I spoke to you in yarns”: Emily McGiffin’s Between Dusk and Night Sexual Wilderness: Sarah de Leeuw’s Geographies of a Lover Diana Brebner Prize Archibald Lampman Award – previous winners You Will Find Hunger: Clea Roberts’s Here is Where We Disembark The Poetry of Revolution: Stephen Collis’s To the Barricades Visual Art in Arc’s North Issue: Maria Hupfield Where will we end up?!: Jacqueline Turner’s The Ends of the Earth Oral Poetry: "Elizabeth’s Song" by Makkus Penashue Boiling Joy: Jason Heroux’s Natural Capital Critic’s Desk Award 2013 Winners! Strange Terrains: Mari-Lou Rowley’s Unus Mundus Filling in the Gaps: Laurie Kruk’s My Mother Did Not Tell Stories There is no Spring without Baseball: Dwayne Brenna’s Stealing Home Blood Was Beating: Ludwig Zeller’s The Rules of the Game The Journey Itself: Adeena Karasick’s This Poem Variety and Longevity: George Seferis’s Collected Poems From Coping to Community: Amber Dawn’s How Poetry Saved My Life Hard Fought: David Groulx’s A Difficult Beauty A Risky Affair: Brad Cran’s Ink on Paper Intimate-driven, Chaotic, Incarcerating: Christine McNair’s Conflict From Strength to Strength: Mark Callanan & James Langer’s The Breakwater Book of Contemporary Newfoundland Poetry Risk: rob mclennan’s Songs for little sleep In Constant Flux: David Seymour’s For Display Purposes Only In a Deep Place: Jenna Butler’s Wells Polished, Varied, and Often Anxious: Stewart Cole’s Questions in Bed Wherever She Chooses to Sail: Eleonore Schönmaier’s Wavelengths of Your Song Another Battle in Service of the War: Donato Mancini’s You Must Work Harder to Write the Poetry of Excellence Mood and Metaphor: Steven Price’s Omens in the Year of the Ox lost & found (unmade poems) Wing It: John Wing’s Almost Somewhere Else Worlds Within Words: Susan Steudel’s New Theatre With Eyes Open: Nancy Holmes’s The Flicker Tree: Okanagan Poems Arc 71: The Big Reveal Brick Dust in my Wine: Chris Hutchinson’s A Brief History of the Short-Lived Arc is Canadian Poetry; Arc is Online! Dividing Times: Allan Safarik’s Famous Roadkill
To Know Differently: Maureen Scott Harris’ Slow Curve Out Dust Maps: Brenda Schmidt’s Grid Tough Times, Tough Voice: Tom Wayman’s Dirty Snow More Books for Your Buck Reuse and Recycle: Finding Poetry in Canada: the full essay from Arc 70 Leah Hervoly’s “Red Truck” The Finest in Fan Poetry: Walschots’ DOOM: Love Poems for Supervillains A Generous Book with an Unfriendly Face: Erín Moure’s The Unmemntioable Julie Paul’s "Spring" The Truth in Mimicry: Asa Boxer’s Skullduggery An Old Tale Well Told: C.R. Avery’s 38 Bar Blues The Best Canadian Poetry 2012: Congratulations to Arc’s authors! Gregory Betts’s "april is the cruellest month" If National Poetry Month was April’s umbrella Plucking a Stray Breeze: Stuart Ross’s You Exist. Details Follow. Poem of the Year: Readers’ Choice The wind between worlds: Katherine Bitney’s Firewalk Submission Guide From the Eye to the Alphabet: Victor Coleman’s ivH: An Alphamath Serial The World, Our Current Arrangement: Matthew Tierney’s Probably Inevitable Arc 71 Another Link in the Chain: Walid Bitar’s Divide and Rule Excerpt from Arc 70: Reuse and Recycle: Finding Poetry in Canada Not all is on fire: Patrick Woodcock’s Echo Gods and Silent Mountains It’s official: Poetry-in-a-box coming to schools across Canada Worlds at the Brink: Jan Conn’s Edge Effects A place dark enough to see: Susan Gillis’ The Rapids Archibald Lampman Award Accomplished Poems for the Senses: Dina E. Cox’s small flames Arc Poetry Annual 2013: The North The Alchemist in the Engineer: Linda Besner’s The Id Kid Buy Two Canadian Magazine Subscriptions, Get One Free! In the Footsteps of Marco Polo: Lisa Pasold’s Any Bright Horse The Anxiety of Failure: Jenny Sampirisi’s Croak Arc – putting poetry in classrooms Arc 69: Canada’s Childlike, Wildlike Poetry Magazine Arc 70: Canada’s Cracking, Shearing Poetry Magazine A wide canvas: Weyman Chan’s Chinese Blue Arc 70

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