Number 112

CNQ Issue #112 (Fall 2022/Winter 2023)

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The Landscape

  • by Seth

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

  • Yellow Boots by Vera Lysenko | Ryerson, 1954
  • Six Thousand Canadian Men by E S Russenholt, comp & ed. | Forty-Fourth Battalion Association, 1932
  • This Time, That Place by Clark Blaise | Biblioasis
  • The Polished Hoe by Austin Clarke | Dundurn Press
  • Ghost of the Hardy Boys by Leslie McFarlane | Godine

The Dusty Bookcase | A journey through Canada’s forgotten, neglected, and suppressed writing

  • Idiot Boxers: Jean Beattie’s Behold the Hour by Brian Busby


  • “She disarms me: a deconstructed pantoum” by Preeti Kaur Dhaliwal
  • “Was It” by Richard Sanger


  • Over There: A poet reflects on her lifelong love of sci-fi and fantasy by Susan Glickman
  • Tuesday in the Cardston United Church Kitchen: In Karen Solie’s early journalism, a sly poetics by Roderick Moody-Corbett
  • My Year of Mycorrhizal Thinking: On mushrooms and serial killers by Ariel Gordon
  • My Struggle and “My Struggle”: When an attraction to Knausgaard reveals more than just taste in books by James Cairns
  • Imprinting by Ian Clay Sewall
  • Steven Heighton (1961–2022): A remembrance of the late writer and poet by his editor, and friend by Michael Holmes
  • The Plan: A journey through the Scottish school system by Graeme Hunter


  • Interview with Bruce Whiteman by Ken Norris 

Used and Rare

  • The Cleaning Lady by David Mason


  • “Moral Support Desk” by Carolyn Bennett
  • “Period of Transition” by Natalie Southworth



  • George Thomas White Patrick’s The Psychology of Relaxation by Stephen Fowler