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There’s Kindness in Wings: Arc Poetry Magazine 98, the Summer 2022 Issue

spacer   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 […]

The August 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 August Award of Awesomeness! spacer spacer The August contest will be judged by a very special guest judge—Conyer Clayton*!spacer spacer The August prompt is: “Garbage Poems” “I want to read poems […]

Call for Submissions: Arc’s 100th Issue

Join us as we celebrate Arc Poetry Magazine’s 100th issue!

“Apology to an Estranged Friend” by Julie Berry, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist

“Apology to an Estranged Friend” by Julie Berry

“Aubade in Yesterday’s Dress” by Amanda Merpaw, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist

“Aubade in Yesterday’s Dress” by Amanda Merpaw

“my brother, aging in reverse” by Brandi Bird, from Arc’s 2022 Shortlist

my brother, aging in reverse for Tanner  if prison is a country, let it break open like a clock on the hour. an escape of green eyes taken like child support, german-headed, and arguing for the past. innocence has nothing to do with it. my brother, born at the edge of summer, totters and falls. our mother screams […]