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The December 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 December Award of Awesomeness! spacer spacer   The December contest will be judged by Arc’s Poetry Editor, Sarah Tsiang! spacer spacer The December prompt is: “Bittersweet” “Holidays are always a balance of celebration and […]

“The Women of My Motherland” by S. G. Moradi

  The Women of My Motherland In my motherland I am deemed criminal for being woman. My laughter is crime as is my voice in song. My touch forbidden in case it tear the frail guise of morality. My hair kept hidden away lest it become a noose for my own neck. The time has […]

99 issues of Arc: Arc Poetry Magazine 99, the Fall 2022 Issue

spacer Arc 99 is here to celebrate the brilliance of poets across Canada and beyond. Arc is headed to a huge milestone, as you can probably tell from this issue’s number. But before we reach the big one hundred, we want to celebrate the “brilliant work and thinking of poets across Canada and beyond.” This […]

The October 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 October Award of Awesomeness! spacer spacer The October contest will be judged by Arc’s President, Lise Rochefort!spacer spacer For the Award of Awesomeness October prompt, Lise says: “BOO!” She wants to […]

Announcing Arc’s 2022/2023 Poet-in-Residence: Yvonne Blomer!

Yvonne Blomer’s The Last Show on Earth, her fourth book of poems, came out with Caitlin Press in 2022 and Palimpsest Press released Book of Places: 10th Anniversary Edition this fall. Yvonne’s poetry books also include As if a Raven (Palimpsest Press, 2015), and the anthologies Refugium: Poems for the Pacific and Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds (Caitlin Press, 2017 and 2021). Sugar Ride: Cycling from Hanoi to Kuala Lumpur (Palimpsest Press, 2017) is her travel memoir exploring body, time, and travel. Yvonne is the past Poet Laureate of Victoria, BC, and the past Artistic Director of the weekly reading series Planet Earth Poetry. She lives on the traditional territories of the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) people in Victoria, BC, specifically on the lands of the W̱SÁNEĆ Peoples. Yvonne mentors and teaches in poetry and prose and has students zooming in from across North America. www.yvonneblomer.com
 

The September 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 September Award of Awesomeness! spacer spacer The September contest will be judged by nina jane drystek!spacer spacer The September prompt is: “sounds.” “sound poems. sounds in poems. the sound of a […]