Number 108

CNQ Issue #108 (Fall Winter 2020/2021)

Click below to order single copies of this issue for $9.95

OR click to subscribe HERE and get 25% off the newsstand price









The Landscape

  • by Seth

What’s Old | Notable CanLit reissues and offerings from the country’s antiquarian booksellers

  • The Young Gordons in Canada by Mary Bourchier Sanford | Religious Tract Society
  • Babylon by Grant Allen | Chatto & Windus, 1887
  • Swallowed (L’Avalée des avalés) by Reejean Ducharme, trans. Madeleine Stratford | Véhicule Press
  • The Shoe Boy by Duncan McCue | University of British Columbia Press
  • Gentleman Death/Perpetual Motion by Graeme Gibson | McClelland & Stewart


  • Publisher’s Note by Dan Wells

The Dusty Bookcase | A casual exploration of Canada’s suppressed, ignored, and forgotten literature

  • Oleaginous Adventures: Edmund C Cosgrove’s The Terror of the Tar Sands by Brian Busby


  • “Interior with Plastic Slippers and Broken Straps” by Phoebe Wang
  • “Peeling Potatoes in a Dreamscape” by Allison LaSorda



Body of Work

  • This One Goes to Eleven: The fictional world of André Alexis by Nick Mount

First Reading

  • Thoughts from a Feather-Throated Reader: Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon’s “Gender Failure” by Juliane Okot Bitek


  • Halfway Up Parnassus: Failure can be a learning experience; it can also be an indicator of one’s limits by Bruce Whiteman


  • Interview with Clifford Jackman by Jeremy Luke Hill

Used and Rare

  • Ovo-Prelapsarian by David Mason

The North Wing

  • Nalo Hopkinson’s “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Ho Che Anderson


  • “As Far as the Eye Could See” by Pauline Holdstock
  • “Elvis from Orkney” by Shaena Lambert

CNQ Abroad



  • Dreams about H M The Queen and Other Members of the Royal Family by Stephen Fowler