Number 87

The Music Issue (#87, Spring 2013)

Contents:

MUSIC FEATURES

  • Introduction by Dan Wells
  • Liner Notes by Mark Kingwell
  • I’m Trying to Explain Something that Can’t Be Explained:
    On Bob Dylan and Big-Ass Truth
    by Lewis MacLeod
  • Past Perfect by Lorna Jackson
  • Willie P. Bennett by Ray Robertson
  • A New Tradition: On the Afterlife of Jazz by Paul Wells
  • Singing Songs for Somebody’s Sake:
    Who Is That Al Tuck?
    by Marion MacLeod
  • A John Fahey Salute by Norm Sibum
  • The Minor Fall, the Major Lift
    by Robert J. Wiersema

THE DUSTY BOOKCASE
A casual exploration of Canada’s suppressed, ignored, and forgotten literature

  • Brian Busby: Tan Ming by Lan Stormont

POETRY

  • Four Poems by Robert Melançon

FEATURE

  • School Is No Place for a Reader
    by Jennifer A. Franssen

THE NORTH WING
Selections from the Lost Library of CanLit graphic novels

  • Paul Quarrington’s Whale Music
    by Michael Deforge

FICTION

  • Johnny Cash in the Viper Room
    by Mark Anthony Jarman

USED AND RARE

  • Secrets of the Book Trade Number 4:
    On Flashing, or, Things Found in Books
    by David Mason

CNQ TIMELINE

  • 1968 by Brian Busby

INTERVIEW

  • Interview with Michael Schmidt by Evan Jones

REVIEWS

  • Bruce Whiteman on Sandra Djwa’s Journey With No Maps
  • Emily Donaldson on Stephen Marche’s Love and the Mess We’re In
  • Adrian Michael Kelly on Annabel Lyon’s The Sweet Girl
  • Mark Sampson on Alice Munro’s Dear Life
  • Devon Code on Ian Colford’s The Crimes of Hector Tomás
  • Mike Barnes on E. Blagrave’s Tilt
  • Sean Rogers on Bart Beaty’s Comics versus Art
  • Michael Basilières on Rawi Hage’s Carnival
  • Patricia Robertson on Luanne Armstrong’s The Light Through the Trees
  • Ross McKie on Jan Zwicky’s The Book of Frog
  • Shane Neilson on Jim Johnstone’s Sunday, the locusts

CNQ COLLECTION

  • Al Tuck Flexi-Disc by Dan Wells