Interviews by Tracy Kyncl
Reviews by Mark Sampson
Featuring the WINTER 2014 SVPPLEMENT—BRIDGING THE LITERARY BORDER
The Puritan: Frontiers of New English is an online, quarterly publication based in Toronto, Ontario, committed to publishing the best in new fiction, poetry, interviews, essays, and reviews.
The Puritan seeks, above all, a pioneering literature—work that pushes boundaries, or sees boundaries as unstable, or lines to be re-drawn.
The Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence is awarded to the single best submission in the respective categories of poetry and fiction. The prize is open for submissions each year from January 1st to September 30th through our online submissions manager. The judges for this year’s prize are Margaret Atwood (for poetry) and Zsuzsi Gartner (for fiction).
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Attention readers! Attention writers! Curators, critics, editors: Behold!
The Puritan brings you its mammoth 24th issue, Winter 2014, along with the first-ever Puritan Supplement, “Bridging the Literary Border.”
Our parent issue is filled with fantastic new fiction by Pasha Malla, Stephen Thomas, Aaron Fox-Lerner, and Patrick Roesle.
It’s positively brimming with poetry by Jenny Sampirisi, Garry Thomas Morse, Alice Burdick, Jay MillAr, Sonia Di Placido, Zach Buck, and Sadie McCarney.
You’ll find an engaging interview with Dennis E. Bolen by Tracy Kyncl, as well as an in-depth review by Mark Sampson that compares the poetry collections of three distinct Canadian talents, M. Travis Lane, Robin Richardson, and Carey Toane.
Be sure to also check out our first supplemental brainchild, “Bridging the Literary Border Part I” which offers up a collection of pieces concerned with the question of geographical, psychological, and cultural borders—curated by E Martin Nolan.
Enjoy poetry by Lisa Pasold, Stewart Cole, Denise Duhamel, Cal Freeman, Michael Lauchlan, Brandyn Johnson, and Sean Ward.
Delve into engaging new essays by Stewart Cole, Nate Jung, and Thomas Hodd.
Read Jillian Harkness’s interview with Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott, authors of Decomp.
And discover cross-cultural literary reviews: Phoebe Wang’s review of Brian Brett’s The Wind River Variations, Garry Thomas Morse’s Discovery Passages, and Evelyn Lau’s A Grain of Rice; Andrew Blackman’s review of Robert McGill’s Once We Had a Country; and Andreas Vatiliotou’s review of Craig Davidson’s Cataract City.
So break out your map and compass, and explore Issue 24: Winter 2014 today!
Hurry up! The cut-off for Issue 25: Spring 2014 is March 25, 2014. Get those submissions in soon!
We are currently accepting submissions of fiction, poetry, reviews, essays, recipes, and interviews. Check out our submission guidelines for more information.
The Puritan is proud to announce the release of its twenty-third issue, Fall 2013: a behemoth assemblage of fiction, poetry, interviews, reviews, and the jaw-dropping winning entries to our 2012 Thomas Morton Memorial Prize!
Scope out Aurora Brackett’s award-winning short story, “The Edge of Mercury,” and Nathan Slinker’s prize-nabbing poem, “New Pastoral”!
Flip through fabulous new fiction by Meghan Rose Allen and Jim Smith!
Peruse the powerful poetry of Wanda O’Connor, Anthony Ramstetter, Jr., Athena G. Csuti, Bola Opaleke, Kilby Smith-McGregor, Katie Fewster-Yan, R. Kolewe, Hannah Peck, Adam Seelig, Gary Singh, John McKernan, Alison Hicks, Jairus Bilo, and Bänoo Zan!
Untangle Adam Tavel’s new interview with American poet Bruce Bond!
And relish three new reviews of diverse works of fiction and poetry: Phoebe Wang’s investigation of Souvankham Thammavongsa’s Light, Nicholas Herring’s parsing of Michael Winter’s Minister Without Portfolio, and Andrew Blackman’s study of Aminatta Forna’s The Hired Man.
Bundle up from deepening cold with Issue 23: Fall 2013 and enjoy another offering of the best in online lit.
BLACK FRIDAY 2013 witnesses a three-way collision of Puritan milestones. Join the editors, staff, and readers of The Puritan for our now annual “BLACK” event, taking place in the last week of November of each year.
BLACK FRIDAY 2013 is a night of celebrations to honour the winners of our Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence, for both fiction and poetry: Aurora Brackett’s stellar short story, “The Edge of Mercury” and Nathan Slinker’s awesome poem, “New Pastoral.” Help us congratulate our winners and runners-up in grand style.
Secondly, BLACK FRIDAY 2013 sees the electronic launch of Issue 23: Fall 2013—a fantastic collection of fiction, poetry, and journalism to end a fabulous calendar year.
Thirdly, and to usher in the glad tidings and the bountiful work published since January, authors published in 2013 will be providing live readings. These writers (so far) include:
This is a must-see night of literary entertainment and we hope you’ll help us warm the halls of The Monarch Tavern on November 29th. Celebrations!
WHEN: Friday, November 29, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Monarch Tavern, 12 Clinton Street
DJ: Alex Brooks (Twitter: @thealexbrooks)
P.W.Y.C./$5 suggested tithe