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Brandon Wint — ‘Radical Imagination’

The next issue of Arc Poetry Magazine is Arc 96: Islands of Influence, which was guest edited by the supremely talented Brandon Wint.

“it’s always bedrock” by Tawahum Bige, from Arc 92

. This is a performance by Tawahum Bige of their poem “it’s always bedrock,” included in Arc 92. . . Łutselk’e Dene, Plains Cree, Two-Spirit & Nonbinary poet, Tawahum Bige resides on unceded Musqueam/Tsleil-Waututh/Squamish territory. Featured in over 10 lit-journals including Prairie Fire, CV2, Grain, Plenitude and EVENT, their Scorpio- moon-ass poems expose growing, resisting […]

Spoken Arc Home Page

SpokenArc is where Arc features work from spoken word artists and critical essays on the craft of spoken word. Online, you will mostly find videos and audio poems that cannot be full experienced on the printed page.

Janet Rogers — Confederation 150

Spoken Arc is proud to present Janet Rogers. The video is for a poem called ‘Confederation 150’ that can be found at The New Quarterly.

Reneltta Arluk — Artist Spotlight

Spoken Arc is proud to present Reneltta Arluk. Spoken Word encompasses more than poetry and we are happy to share storytelling by the founder of AKPIK Theatre.

Andre Fenton’s “Ode to Teen Angst” reviewed by Rebecca Thomas

Andre Fenton is both an award-winning spoken word artist and filmmaker. He is currently serving his second term as a member-at-large on the Board of Spoken Word Canada, and he has represented Halifax at six national poetry slams across Canada. He won the Spirit of The Slam Award at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word […]

Rock Blanket

from ZENSHIP by Tanya Evanson     Tanya Evanson is a Canadian poet, performer, producer and director of Banff Centre Spoken Word. She recently guest edited Arc Poetry Magazine and published in Where the Nights Are Twice As Long (Goose Lane Editions, 2015), Oratorealis, Litlive.ca, Cordite and WomanSpeak. She is currently touring internationally in support […]

Matt Peake — Things I Want in the Divorce

Things I Want in the Divorce by Matt Peake This poem is also published in Arc 80, our summer 2016 issue. Matt Peake is an author based in Ottawa who writes poetry, fiction and IOUs. A former freelance writer for CBC Radio, his latest book, “Ouroboros Exterior Restorations and Other Short Stories”, is available at […]

George Elliott Clarke — An Introduction to the Late Revolution in ‘Haiti’: By Abraham Lincoln (1834)

An Introduction to the Late Revolution in ‘Haiti’: By Abraham Lincoln (1834) by George Elliott Clarke Clarke: “I wanted to have fun with this idea that this future president is already thinking about this conflict – linguistic, economic and political – and reading the history of the Haitian revolution to have an understanding of how […]

Arc Poetry Magazine's Spoken Word Issue

Arc’s new special issue features work from spoken word artists and critical essays on the craft of spoken word.