Issue 3.36

Fall 2018

Editor: Fenn Stewart

TCR 3.36 (Fall 2018) offers new poetry by Fred Wah and Rita Wong, Paige Cardinal, David Dowker, and Scott Jackshaw, as well as an excerpt from “Six Boxes,” Helen Guri’s essay on sexual violence in and outside of Canadian writing communities. This issue also offers two interviews hosted by TCR’s own Colin Browne—one with curator Pantea Haghighi, whose exhibit Modernism in Iran: 1958-1978 appeared at Griffin Art Projects in North Vancouver earlier this year, and one with Esther Shalev-Gerz, whose installation The Shadow stretches across a plaza on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus. Our interview with Roberto Rodríguez (also known as Dr. Cintli) focuses on the maíz culture that has spanned this continent for thousands of years, linking Indigenous peoples and nourishing forms of resistance and creation.

In our review section, see-to-see, 2018 Griffin Poetry Prize-winner Billy-Ray Belcourt imagines Mercedes Eng brandishing her book Prison Industrial Complex Explodes against the settler-police, preliminary to the work of “eat[ing] [their] brain[s],” and Mackenzie Ground “await[s] the conversations that are taking their first breaths” in the pages of Gregory Younging’s Elements of Indigenous Style.

Art by M. V. Williams
Art by M. V. Williams

Editor's Note


Three Poems

from "Time-Sensitive Material"

In conversation: Modernism in Iran: 1958-1978

from beholden: a poem as long as the river

In conversation: "We resist, but we also create"

Recipes for the Preservation of Children

from Rising to the Surface / Healing oneself and others

In conversation: The Shadow

lemonbox cards

"Six Boxes"

Seven Poems

Four Poems

from "Some Stylized Facts"


Review of Prison Industrial Complex Explodes by Mercedes Eng (Talonbooks, 2017)

Review of Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing by and about Indigenous Peoples by Gregory Younging (Brush, 2018)

COVER: from Rising to the Surface / Healing oneself and others

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