Dear Friends, Writers, Colleagues—
The Puritan is thrilled to announce the release of Issue 35: Fall 2016—yet another collection of all-new fiction, poetry, essays, reviews, and interviews to be proud of.
Discover new short stories by Pauline Holdstock, Cian Cruise, Joseph O’Malley, and Aaron Schneider.
Enjoy new poems by Dani Couture, Maureen Scott Harris, Eva H.D., David Huebert, Julie Bruck, Katie-Fewster-Yan, Maheen Hyder, Richard Georges, Claire Farley, Matthew Walsh, Claire Caldwell, William Kemp, Andy Verboom, and Dominique Bernier-Cormier.
Read an exclusive excerpt from Marianne Apostolides’s upcoming memoir, Deep Salt Water (BookThug, 2017).
Check out two new interviews: “Always Becoming: Conversations and Correspondences with Jan Conn” by Phoebe Wang, and “The House of Memory Playlist: An Interview with Jared Young” by Christine Fischer Guy.
Finally, take a look at new reviews of two works of American poetry—Nyla Matuk’s take on Solmaz Sharif’s Look, and N. Grimaldi’s assessment of Jana Prikryl’s The After Party.
And yes: the winners of the Fifth Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize for Literary Excellence have been chosen by our respective judges: Rawi Hage for fiction, and Jan Zwicky for poetry. The winning entries will be revealed this Friday, at our Black Friday year-in-review celebration—and the winning story and poem will be uploaded to this issue on Saturday, November 26.
If you’re in the Toronto area the 25th, Black Friday is your number one destination for literary entertainment. Enjoy readings from past and current Puritan contributors, a warm space, and some special surprise treats. Black Friday goes down at May Café, 876 Dundas Street West, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m.
Hope to see you there—and until then, enjoy Issue 35!