Thomas Morton Prize: Fiction Winner: JR Enriquez Amparado
Fiction: Cian Cruise, Joseph O’Malley, Pauline Holdstock, and Aaron Schneider
Thomas Morton Prize: Poetry Winner: Phillip Crymble
Poetry: Maureen Scott Harris, Dani Couture, Eva H.D., Richard Georges, Julie Bruck, David Huebert, Matthew Walsh, Claire Farley, Maheen Hyder, William Kemp, Katie Fewster-Yan, Andy Verboom, Dominique Bernier-Cormier, and Claire Caldwell
Essays: Marianne Apostolides
Interviews: Phoebe Wang and Christine Fischer Guy
Reviews: Nyla Matuk and N. Grimaldi
Introduction: Sonnet L’Abbé
Fiction: Heather Birrell, Ellen van Neerven, Trish Salah, Sarah Maria Medina, Nehal El-Hadi, M.W. Johnston, and Khalida Venus Hassan
Poetry: George Murray, Stevie Howell, John Wall Barger, Barry Dempster, Tanis MacDonald, Jane Eaton Hamilton, Kyle Kinaschuk, Maria Matuscak, Nicole Chin, Steven Artelle, Jake Byrne, Lauren Marshall, Natalie Wee, Lorin Medley, and Jill Talbot
Essays: Krista Foss and Sunny Chan
Interviews: Myra Bloom, E Martin Nolan, and Joseph Thomas, Meghan Harrison, and Michael Trussler
Reviews: Brecken Hancock, Amanda Sarasien, Myra Bloom, and Aaron Boothby
Fiction: Ellie Sawatzky, Adrian McKerracher, Natalie Morrill, and Mark Paterson
Poetry: Lisa Grove, Julie Eliopoulos, Anna Yin, Paul Vermeersch, Bardia Sinaee, Tanis MacDonald, JC Bouchard, Klara du Plessis, Lisa Richter, Trina Burke, David Alexander, Kelle Groom, Sue Chenette, JM Francheteau, Jeremy Valentine Freeman Ganem, Matthew Tierney, Stephen Brockwell, and Christine Minnery
Essays: Brent van Staalduinen
Interviews: Mary Eileen Wennekers, E Martin Nolan, and Myra Bloom
Reviews: John Nyman, John Stintzi, Jennifer Quist, and Laura Ritland
Introduction: Phoebe Wang
Fiction: Nicole Chin, Cora Siré, and Napatsi Folger
Poetry: Chuqiao Yang, Emily Izsak, Doyali Islam, Annick MacAskill, and Sugar le Fae
Essays: Terrence Abrahams, Laura Kenins, and Aurora Stewart de Peña
Interviews: Joanne Leow and Eliot Gilbert
Fiction: Trevor Shikaze, Ingrid Keenan, Matthew J. Trafford, and David Huebert
Poetry: Emily Schultz, Michael Prior, Jamie Sharpe, Suzannah Showler, Amy Carlberg, Elizabeth Ross, Robert Steckling, Cassidy McFadzean, Shane Neilson, Maria Tessa Liem, Ben Gallagher, Lily Gontard, Caitlin Scarano, Charity Gingerich, Sadie McCarney, Louise Carson, Patricia Young, Paula Parris Eisenstein, and Vincent Pagé
Essays: Deborah Thompson and Christine Estima
Interviews: Nicholas Herring and Kate Siklosi
Reviews: Liz Harmer, Mark Sampson, Sarah Richards, and Doyali Islam
Introduction: André Forget
Fiction: Noor Naga and Yuliya Barannik
Poetry: Domenica Martinello and Derick Mattern
Essays: Martyn Wendell Jones and Rudrapriya Rathore
Thomas Morton Prize: Fiction Winner: Lowry Pressly
Fiction: Teresa Milbrodt and Helen Polychronakos
Thomas Morton Prize: Poetry Winner: Katie Fewster-Yan
Poetry: Stephanie Warner, David Ishaya Osu, Concetta Principe, Kayla Czaga, Canisia Lubrin, Adèle Barclay, Cassidy McFadzean, dalton derkson, Carolye Kuchta, John Wall Barger, Angela Hibbs, Ariel Gordon, Stacey Gruver, Noah Burton, Lisa Bellamy, Jennifer Houle, Brenda Schmidt, Claire Kelly, Dan Rosenberg, Ali Sohail, and Elana Wolff
Essays: Cian Cruise
Interviews: E Martin Nolan and Jason Freure
Reviews: Neil Surkan and Jeremy Hanson-Finger
Introduction: Katherena Vermette
Fiction: Souvankham Thammavongsa, Asha Jeffers, Jamila-Khanom Allidina, Samantha Leese, Jacob Gelfand, Holly Flauto Salmon, and Francine Cunningham
Poetry: Rosanna Deerchild, Randy Lundy, Scott Nolan, Janet Marie Rogers, Joanne Arnott, Tanis MacDonald, Lee Maracle, Marlin M. Jenkins, Scott Wordsman, Michelle Good, Hilda Mann, and Monique Woroniak
Interviews: Erín Moure and David St.-Lascaux
Reviews: Stewart Cole, Neil Surkan, Paul Barrett, and Scott Marentette
“À la prochaine fois”: 1995 and Literature in Post-Referendum Québec
Introduction: Jason Freure
Fiction: Anna Leventhal and Claudine Dumont
Poetry: Catherine Dorion, Hugo Beauchemin-Lachapelle, Philippe Haeck, Marcel Fabien Raymond, Paul Chamberland, Melissa Bull, Jesse Eckerlin, and Jay Winston Ritchie
Essays: Geneviève Robichaud, Guillaume Morissette, and André Forget
Interviews: Jason Freure
Reviews: Myra Bloom
Fiction: Aurora Stewart de Peña, Jon Chan Simpson, and Ben Stephenson
Poetry: Stephen Collis, Kate Sutherland, Roxanna Bennett, Joelle Barron, Meghan Harrison, Aaron Boothby, Vanessa Stauffer, Caitlin Scarano, Rasiqra Revulva, Sara Jane Strickland, Carolyn Nakagawa, Hannah Hackney, and Glen Armstrong
Essays: Julienne Isaacs and Dave Hurlow
Interviews: A.R. Jardine, André Forget and Jason Freure, and Neil Wadhwa
Reviews: Nicholas Herring
Fiction: Stephen Thomas and David Huebert
Poetry: Shane Neilson, Allison LaSorda, Annik Adey-Babinski, Natalia Panzer, Theodore Worozbyt, Michelle Brown, and Jeff Latosik
Interviews: E Martin Nolan, Julienne Isaacs, and Jared Young
Reviews: Ryan Pratt
Amid bracing fiction and a bountiful assortment of poetry, Issue 27 also features the winners of our Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence, judged by Margaret Atwood and Zsuzsi Gartner.
Thomas Morton Prize: Fiction Winner: Daniel Scott Tysdal
Fiction: Amanda Leduc, Sam Shelstad, Paul Carlucci, Jowita Bydlowska, and Kenan Orhan Dannenberg
Thomas Morton Prize: Poetry Winner: Laurie D Graham
Poetry: Stuart Ross, Angela Hibbs, Alice Burdick, LeeAnn Olivier, Kevin McLellan, Elisa Gonzalez, Sara Biggs Chaney, Jessica Bebenek, Garry Thomas Morse, gillian harding-russell, Chad Campbell, Shawn Fawson, Jenna Jarvis, Katie Jordon, and Kenzie Allen
Essays: Jeremy Hanson-Finger
Interviews: Malcolm Sutton and Nicholas Herring
By featuring poetry from some of Canada's most intriguing writers, eleven works of non-fiction, and the Littered TO Supplement on literary urbanism, Issue 26 was a major milestone.
Fiction: Robert Earle
Poetry: Jonathan Bennett, Kasia Juno, Chris Hutchinson, Vincent Colistro, Julie Mannell, Marc Di Saverio, Matthew Vanstone, Jake Skakun, and Anzhelina Polonskaya
Essays: Jeffery Donaldson and Jess Taylor
Interviews: Evan Jones, Laura Rock, Nicole Grimaldi, Tracy Kyncl, and Ryan Pratt
Reviews: Jason Freure, E Martin Nolan, & Phoebe Wang, Andreas Vatiliotou, Charles-Adam Foster-Simard, and Roxanna Bennett
Introduction: Jason Freure & Tyler Willis
Fiction: Graham Arnold
Poetry: Helen Guri, Peter Norman, Emma Healey, and Bardia Sinaee
Essays: Amy Lavender Harris and Maggie Helwig
Interviews: Jason Freure & Tyler Willis and Jason Freure
Metal and sharpies on a super moon weekend, Mirvish + Gehry machinations, men who can’t keep the dead buried (literally), and Part II of our marvelous Borders Supplement make Issue 25 a real masterpiece.
Fiction: Andrew Forbes, Victoria Hetherington, and Trevor Corkum
Poetry: Jessie Jones, Andrew McEwan, Sarah Pinder, Liz Worth, Stevie Howell, and philip gordon
Essays: Jason Freure
Interviews: Phoebe Wang
BRIDGING THE LITERARY BORDER, PART II
Introduction: E Martin Nolan
Poetry: Maria Teresa Horta, Cecília Meireles, Adélia Prado, and Lucila Godoi
Essays: Ira Wells
Interviews: E Martin Nolan
Reviews: Matthew R. Loney, Oona Patrick, Andrew Blackman, and Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen
Explore the intricacies of video game pugilism, hear the clanging thunder of Steeltown, and transgress the literary border with our supplement-infused 24th issue.
Fiction: Pasha Malla, Stephen Thomas, Aaron Fox-Lerner, and Patrick Roesle
Poetry: Jenny Sampirisi, Garry Thomas Morse, Alice Burdick, Jay MillAr, Sonia Di Placido, Zach Buck, and Sadie McCarney
Interviews: Tracy Kyncl
Reviews: Mark Sampson
BRIDGING THE LITERARY BORDER
Introduction: E Martin Nolan
Poetry: Lisa Pasold, Stewart Cole, Denise Duhamel, Cal Freeman, Michael Lauchlan, Brandyn Johnson, and Sean Ward
Essays: Stewart Cole, Nate Jung, and Thomas Hodd
Interviews: Jillian Harkness
Reviews: Phoebe Wang, Andrew Blackman, and Andreas Vatiliotou
A fateful trek to the edge of the world, faithful Maliseet concordance, and the fitting winners of the Second Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize await you in our tremendous 24th issue!
Thomas Morton Prize: Fiction Winner: Aurora Brackett
Fiction: Meghan Rose Allen and Jim Smith
Thomas Morton Prize: Poetry Winner: Nathan Slinker
Poetry: 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
Interviews: Adam Tavel
Reviews: Phoebe Wang, Nicholas Herring, and Andrew Blackman
An Aboriginal boy preserved for posterity, poems of hazy July sunsets, and probing interviews with two of Latin America’s most rebellious poets: it’s all here in our most illuminating twenty-second issue!
Fiction: Rob Benvie and Mark Jordan Manner
Poetry: Louise Carson, Michael e. Casteels, Angela Hibbs, Deirdre Maultsaid, Simon Perchik, Mame Ekblom Cudd, and Meg Johnson
Interviews: Robert Swereda, Michael Lake, and E Martin Nolan
Reviews: Chris Gilmore and E Martin Nolan
Explore an LCBO-raid gone awry, bear safety tips for Algonquin Park escapades, and a young girl's dreams to win the Dakar in our riveting twenty-first issue.
Fiction: Amy Jones, Kevin Hardcastle, and Eric Lloyd Blix
Poetry: Camille Martin, Jim Smith, Catherine Graham, Stephen Brockwell, Ashley-Elizabeth Best, Bill Howell, Laura Clarke, and Aaron Tucker
Reviews: Phoebe Wang and E Martin Nolan
Delve into the enchanted realms of the Epic Issue, but beware: a nightmarish airshow, Wittgenstein's Tractatus, and a three-way investigation of Matthew Tierney's Trillium Award-winning work await all who venture forth!
Fiction: David Hancock, Andrea Grassi, and Patrick Roesle
Poetry: Rich Ives, Bardia Sinaee, Marcus McCann, Sandra Lloyd, Peter Norman, Ben Ladouceur, Jessica Comola, Souvankham Thammavongsa, Rodney Wilhite, Finn Harvor, Robin Richardson, Liz Howard, and Daniel Scott Tysdal
Reviews: Phoebe Wang and Kevin Kvas
Interviews: E Martin Nolan
The pleas of the Zodiac, the misadventures of a sexually frustrated numbers man, and the inaugural winners of our literary prize await you in our nefarious 19th issue.
Thomas Morton Prize: Fiction Winner: Nathan L. Pillman
Fiction: Richard Scarsbrook and rob mclennan
Thomas Morton Prize: Poetry Winner: Mark Sampson
Poetry: Andy Verboom, Nathaniel G. Moore, Athena G. Csuti, Michael Lake, and Daniel Scott Tysdal
Reviews: E Martin Nolan
The poetics of speech-making and the lyrics of Phil Collins are some of what's in store in our intriguingly aural 18th issue.
Fiction: Lucian Childs and Wendy Fox
Poetry: Jimmy McInnes, Laurie Sewall, Alec Hershman, Kate Hargreaves, and Zachary Scott Hamilton
A plummeting comet, a bullied boyscout, and old issues of Playboy fill the pages of our scintillating 17th issue.
Fiction: Molly Lynch, Marc Apollonio, Melissa Kuipers, and Andrew Boden
Poetry: Lynn McClory, Matthew Tierney, Amanda Earl, Sean Braune, Anna Maxymiw, Sean Howard, Alyda Faber, David Brock, and rob mclennan
Interviews: Jim Smith and Myra Bloom
Exploding possums, cancerous felines, and squirrels for dinner: get in touch with your animal side with Issue 16!
Fiction: Brian Allen Carr, Arielle Bernstein, and Tim Conley
Poetry: Christine Miscione, Peter Gibbon, Amber McMillan, Phillip Matthews, and Aleah Sato
Essays: Leslie Stainton
Interviews: Nathaniel G. Moore
Reviews: Jesse Patrick Ferguson, E Martin Nolan, and Kevin Kvas
The profundity of Hotel California, an assault on George Bush, and Anton Chekhov's arrival into town are some of the fascinating focal points of Issue 15.
Fiction: Robert Earle and Rich Ives
Poetry: Gabe Foreman, Jenna Jarvis, Ricky Garni, Joe Wilkins, Salvatore Difalco, Meredith Davies Hadaway, Paul Watsky, and Bardia Sinaee
Reviews: E Martin Nolan
Twins contort through a tennis racket, tourists navigate racism in South Africa, and a boy named Idaho is hated beyond all comprehension. This and more surprises in Issue 14.
Fiction: Eric Sasson, Tony Burgess, Lauren Carter, Chris Miller, and Nicole M. Taylor
Poetry: Aisha Sasha John, William Haine, Jennifer LoveGrove, Michael Sandler, Katie Jordon, Greg Bell, and Gillian Wigmore
Interviews: Jesse Eckerlin, Ray McClaughlan, Jr., and Spencer Gordon
Reviews: Jesse Eckerlin
A marriage crumbles in the shadow of an active volcano, a woman spots her dead father on a subway platform, and Toronto's Church Street receives a sun-down ode. Find out more in Issue 13.
Fiction: Nancy Jo Cullen and Su Croll
Poetry: Rich Ives, Stephen Brockwell, Suzannah Showler, Kristen Orser, Jaime Forsythe, Heather Davidson, and John Barton
Interviews: E Martin Nolan and Andrew MacDonald
Reviews: E Martin Nolan
Trace a poem's career-long evolution, partake in a soju-fueled sojourn, and sneak a peek at some seedy motel coupling in our triumphant Issue 12.
Fiction: Daniel Scott Tysdal, Christine Fadden, Joel R. McConvey, and Sharon Erby
Poetry: E Martin Nolan, George Moore, Kristine Ong Muslim, Martin Balgach, Bardia Sinaee, Mat Laporte, Richard Kostelanetz, Mark DeCarteret, and William Doreski
Reviews: E Martin Nolan
Interviews: rob mclennan, Darryl Salach, and E Martin Nolan
The fallout of Swissair Flight 111, psalms pushed into surreal absurdity, and teeth knocked from gums in a drunken melee. Dip in to Issue 11 and read more.
Fiction: Jessica Westhead, Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Kelli Deeth, Victoria Hetherington, and Tom Noe
Poetry: Gary Barwin, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Diane Tucker, Zoë Alexis-Abrams, Nicholas Lea, Richard Norman, and Matthew R. Loney
Interviews: E Martin Nolan and rob mclennan
An Israeli-US custody battle, a pair of squeamish assassins, and a fruitless search for Tahiti Treat. Investigate the thrilling contents of Issue 10.
Fiction: Marko Fong and Brian Allen Carr
Poetry: Zachariah Wells, Carey Toane, Dave Margoshes, Catherine Graham, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Leigh Nash, and Robert Swereda
Reviews: E Martin Nolan
A murder of Hitchcocks, a home-destroying hurricane, and Olympic-sized swimming pools await you in Issue 9.
Fiction: Emily Schultz, Matthew Barbehenn, and Christopher McIlroy
Poetry: Jim Smith, Marcus McCann, Jenn Blair, Sachiko Murakami, Ben Nardolilli, Jenny Sampirisi, Sean Moreland, Jamie Bradley, Kathryn Mockler, and Robin Richardson
Reviews: Tyler Willis
Pop culture pangs about Emily Haines and a skeleton slapped together with peanut butter. Need we say more?
Fiction: John Lavery, John Goldbach, Eva Moran, Michael Bryson, Sarah Dearing, Michael Blouin, and Rebecca Rosenblum
Poetry: Angela Hibbs, Nathaniel G. Moore, Andrew Faulkner, and Catriona Wright
A humiliating first kiss, workmen and their southbound, big-rig odyssey, and a burning case of herpes are just the beginning in The Puritan's farewell print issue.
Featuring: Stephen Leonard, John Ottey, Laurie Graham, Mark McCawley, Elaine McCluskey, Steve Venright, Jeanie Keogh, Stuart Ross, Jessica Wilbanks, Erich Mulhall, and John Lavery
Anal titillation, a poisoned pooch, and "the integrity issue" of a small literary magazine. It doesn't get better than this in Puritan 6.
Featuring: Charles Pinch, Drew McDowell, Matthew Firth, Elizabeth Corcoran, Maria Cichosz, André Narbonne, Jim Nason, and Guy Vanderhaeghe
Young turks, lessons in vocabulary, Dionysian digression, and a warm meat sock. What's not to like in the interview addendum to the Puritan's milestone 5th issue.
Featuring: Tony France, Matthew Firth, rob mclennan, Blanche Howard, David Burke, Gerald Lynch, Ryan Turner, and Nathaniel G. Moore
A rogue's gallery of wrestlers, an extreme rite of passage, and a strange take on purgatory cap the fiction in The Puritan's mammoth 5th issue.
Featuring: Robert Kroetsch, Nathaniel G. Moore, rob mclennan, Matthew Firth, Blanche Howard, and Gerald Lynch
A pair of snapping Emperor scorpions, a river-rapid trip gone awry, and a slow-fall off a moonlit balcony. All this and more inside the Puritan's fabulous 4th issue …
Featuring: George Bowering, John Moss, Paul A. Toth, Dayle Furlong, J.J. Steinfeld, Wes Smiderle, Kate Heartfield, Annie Zhu, Darryl Berger, Michelle Miller, Brian Carr, and Rebecca Cuttler
A perverse uncle, disfigured foreskin, and a machete fight with a cactus await you in our thrilling 3rd issue.
Featuring: Natalie Neville, D. M. Jamieson, Paul A. Toth, Ron Savage, Christina Decarie, Keith Collier, A. Alan Beck, Salvatore Difalco, Colette Maitland, James Papoutsis, Sam Greene, and j. fisher
A body washed up on the beach, a drug-induced camping trip, and a story that starts with "I bet Tony watched the hammer in his father's hand shiver like a tuning bar…"
Featuring: Paul A. Toth, Zdravka Evtimova, Scott McIntyre, Jeffrey Ross, Steven Mayoff, Clay McCann, Jeffrey Griffiths, Sam Greene, Britt Piper, and rob mclennan
A boat on the lonely tide, a beleaguered interior decorator, the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks. All this and more in our eponymous 1st issue.
Featuring: Patricia McCarthy, Brent Rouleau, Theresa Kishkan, Steve Dunne, Steve Zytveld, Rachel Dugas, Sarah Gibbons, Theresa Kishkan, Cyril Dabydeen, Jacqueline Kajawa, Amanda Earl, Gloria Mendosa, and Sam Greene