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Magazine Stand :: Arc Poetry – Issue 100

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Congratulations to Arc Poetry on their 100th issue of publishing emerging and established poets from across Canada and beyond! Editor Emily Stewart says, “I hope you consider the unrecorded, unquantifiable creative efforts that have gone into this issue and the ninety-nine before it. I hope you recognize the talent and labour that make this magazine happen. And I hope you realize, without any uncertainty, that one hundred issues of Arc Poetry would not have been possible without you, without the literary community that has grown alongside Arc.”

This issue features the 2022 Diana Brebner Prize winner and honorable mention; new work from Arc’s 2021-22 Poet in Residence Annick MacAskill, and a selection of work by her mentees; new poems from Billy-Ray Belcourt, Lorna Crozier, Selina Boan, and more; work from Parliamentary Poet Laureate Louise Bernice Halfe; a translation feature curated by Katia Grubisic, including new translations of Nicole Brossard by Erin Moure; new essays, including by Lakshmi Gill, one of the first women members of the League of Canadian Poets; feature reviews that bring books previously reviewed in Arc into new conversations; and two “How Poems Work” columns by Bardia Sinaee on Sarah Venart and Eric Folsom on John Barton.

Magazine Stand :: Arc Poetry Magazine – 97

Arc Poetry Magazine cover image

The newest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine celebrates 20 years of the Diana Brebner Prize with poems and retrospectives by twenty past winners, giving readers a look back on winning poems and the impact Brebner left. As Arc’s prose editor Nancy Jo Cullen says, Brebner’s work demonstrates “Community and legacy in action.” This issue also focuses the “How Poems Work” section and new essays on Brebner and her work. Contributors include John Barton, Stephanie Bolster, S. Lesley Buxton, Blaine Marchand, Una McDonnell, and Anita Lahey. Poetry from Arc’s 2020-2021 Poet-in-Residence Jim Johnstone and his mentees Michael Prior, Amanda Merpaw, Taylor Zantingh, Lucy Yang, Janetter Platana, Sarain Keeshig-Soonias, and Joseph Kidney are included as well.