Special 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.
This piece originally appeared in Issue 3.34 (Winter 2018): The Work of Words, guest-edited by Emmanuelle Andrews and Katrina Sellinger. the first time we changed the weather, noone blinked, because noone knew. two…