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Announcing Arc’s 2019 – 2020 Poet-in-Residence: Stevie Howell!

Arc Poetry Magazine is excited to announce that our 2019 – 2020 Poet-in-Residence will be Stevie Howell. Stevie’s second collection of poetry, I left nothing inside on purpose, won the 2019 Raymond Souster Award & was a finalist for the Pat Lowther & Trillium Awards. Her poetry & literary criticism has been published in numerous publications in Canada and abroad, & she has previously worked as the poetry editor for This Magazine. Stevie lives in Victoria, BC.

Griffin finalist poised for a hat trick: Phil Hall's Killdeer

Killdeer is poised for a hat trick: it’s won the Governor General’s Award for poetry and is a finalist for the Griffin Prize and the Ontario Trillium Book Award. That amount of acclaim shifts the lens of the review from standard to panoramic. It becomes somewhat of a given that a book with so much […]

Steely control: Catherine Owen's Seeing Lessons

Seeing Lessons is an ambitious undertaking, a fictionalized account of the life of Mattie Gunterman, a turn-of-the-century BC labour camp cook and nature photographer, who lived as few other women did then—self-sufficient, an artist at the frontier. Mattie set up camp, cooked the stew, saw to the sprat somehow keeping still for the lens, and […]

Children of the revolution: Margaret Christakos' Welling

Welling, Margaret Christakos’s eighth volume of poetry, weaves across the borderlines between past and present and explores the significance of place. The “welling” of the title refers to Wellington Heights in Sudbury, where Christakos grew up. But it also alludes to welling up—to a sense of things brimming to their edge, about to tip over […]