A special issue on “the work of words” guest-edited by Emmanuelle Andrews and Katrina Sellinger. Issue 3.34 took as its starting point the 2017 Shadbolt Lecture “The Work of Words,” an onstage dialogue between Dionne Brand, Christina Sharpe, and David Chariandy sponsored by the Writer in Residence Program of the Department of English at Simon Fraser University. Look forward to an edited excerpt from this conversation as well as poetry by Sonnet L’Abbé, Aisha Sasha John, Ian Williams, Joy Gyamfi, Caleb Femi, and David Bradford; short fiction by Wayde Compton, Canisia Lubrin, and Lila Bristol; a collaboration between Lucia Lorenzi and Juliane Okot Bitek; a conversation with Deanna Bowen and Cecily Nicholson; and artwork by Jalen Frizzell and Marika Yeo.
Born in Belize, Joy Russell is a poet, playwright and writer. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies, including The Best of Canadian Poetry in English, Tenth Anniversary Edition, Canadian…