Number 111

CNQ Issue #111 (Spring/Summer 2022)

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Contents

The Landscape

  • by Seth

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

  • A State of the Expedition from Canada by Lieut-General John Burgoyne | Printed in London, 1780
  • A Journal of the Voyages and Travels in the Interior of America by Daniel Harmon | Printed in Andover, 1820
  • The Essential John Glassco selected by Carmine Starnino | Porcupine’s Quill
  • No Crystal Stair by Mairuth Sarsfield | Linda Leith Publishing
  • The Tangled Miracle by Bertram Booker | Invisible Publishing

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

  • A Sop For Boredom: Joan Suter’s East of Temple Bar by Brian Busby

Poetry

  • “An Evening at the Climate Change Planning Meeting” by sophie anne edwards
  • “Human Dissection Lab” by Rhiannon Ng Cheng Hin

Features

  • Lizard Rain: Curious Canadian historical weather events by Barry Baldwin
  • Every Saturday: A poet finds poetry in his father’s shrinking world by Robert Colman
  • The Ear at the Door: On Clark Blaise’s short fiction by Margaret Atwood
  • Translating Memory: T’es icitte là: A dream of language by Dominik Parisien
  • What We Miss in the Dish with One Spoon: The power of metaphor in the wampum covenants, and how it got lost by Jeffery Donaldson
  • New Islands: An Alistair MacLeod story set in Cape Breton is brought to life in Scotland by Tom Halford
  • Write, Print, Fold, and Staple: On poetry chapbooks by Jim Johnstone
  • Taking the Current When It Serves: Captain John Wentworth Dakin and the advent of the steamship era by Robin MacKay
  • The Disembowelling of Phantoms: Wrestling with William Hoffer’s ghost by Marius Kociejowski

Interviews

  • Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah by Jean Marc Ah-Sen 
  • Interview with Céline Huyghbaert by Megan Durnford

Used and Rare

  • Spring Is Here by  David Mason

The North Wing

  • Shyam Selvadurai’s Cinnamon Gardens by Sindu Sivayogam

Fiction

  • “Flodden’s Farm Camp for Christian Youth” by Alice Petersen

Independent Top 20

Reviews

  • Jaspreet Singh’s Face by Jeff Bursey
  • Hal Niedzviecki’s The Lost Expert by Alex Good
  • Andrea A Davis’ Horizon, Sea, Sound by Elaine Coburn
  • Martha Schabas’ My Face in the Light by Brett Josef Grubisic
  • Alexander MacLeod’s Animal People by Kate Kennedy
  • Mike Steeves’ Bystander by Sadie Graham

Exhumations

  • Marshmallow Magic by Stephen Fowler