Issue 37: Spring 2017

Issue 37: Spring 2017​ has arrived! This edition​ features yet another incredible array of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction that represents the best in new and established Canadian writing.

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Thrill Bucket Spider.

By Jane Awde Goodwin

  I lost my whole life in a walrus’s mouth. In one second, one gulp of air, I realized my destiny and lost it at the same time. You get born. ...

693 Cemetery Road.

By Maureen Hynes

  We lived a week in the slope-ceilinged, head-hitting house, banged our knees against the banister, tied pillows over our brains, covered our he...

Is That Her?: When Alice Munro Stories Turn into Spanish Films.

By Sue Sorensen

When Alice Munro received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, I was one of those in the literary community tapped to provide comment. My selection...

“Inescapable and Unknowable”: On Animals and Poetry.

By Laura Clarke and Kate Sutherland

Kate Sutherland’s first collection of poems, How to Draw a Rhinoceros (BookThug), has been shortlisted for a Creative Writing Book Award by the Asso...

The Meaning Was Mine(d) : A Review of Twoism by Ali Blythe and anybody by ari banias.

By Catherine Owen

Twoism Ali Blythe icehouse poetry 500 Beaverbrook Court, Suite 330 Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5X4 2015, 72 pp., $19.95, 9780864928733   anyb...

The Town Crier

News and Announcements.

July 17th, 2017

Trailblazing writer Austin Clarke recognized with upcoming puritan supplement

The Puritan is delighted to announce the upcoming publication of a special new supplementary issue on the work and legacy of the Canadian novelist, poet, and journalist Austin Clarke. Launching July 31st, the issue will feature new, previously unpublished stories from Austin Clarke’s archive as well as feature essays, reflections from his collea...

July 17th, 2017


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July 4th, 2017

The Puritan welcomes incoming reviews editor Myra Bloom

We are pleased to announce that Myra Bloom will be joining The Puritan masthead as our new reviews editor starting September 2017. Bloom, a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto, learning consultant at OCAD University, and regular contributor to The Puritan, will take over from current reviews editor Bardia Sinaee beginning with the fal...