Number 111

CNQ Issue #111 (Spring/Summer 2022)

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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


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


  • 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


Used and Rare

  • Spring Is Here by  David Mason

The North Wing


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

Independent Top 20



  • Marshmallow Magic by Stephen Fowler