Issue 3.40

Winter 2020

After all, what’s really real without witnesses?

– Quelemia Sparrow




Issue 3.40 (Winter 2020) features an excerpt of Quelemia Sparrow’s Skyborn: A Land Reclamation Odyssey; new poetry by sophie anne edwards, Su-Yee Lin, Matsuki Masutani, and George Stanley; an excerpt from our 2019 Writer-in-Residence Michelle Sylliboy’s book Kiskajeyi—I Am Ready: a hermeneutic exploration of Mi’kmaq hieroglyphic poetry; Afuwa’s interview with artist Morgan Asoyuf on her series Royal Portrait; and artwork by Morgan Asoyuf, Krystle Coughlin Silverfox, and the collaborative initiative, Home is Where the Art Is. In partnership with Fazakas Gallery, this issue also brings together a special portfolio of celebrated Kwakwaka’wakw artist and activist Chief Beau Dick’s (1955-2017) Early Works, accompanied by a conversation with Colin Browne, curator LaTiesha Fazakas, artists Alan Hunt and Cole Speck, and an intimate portrait by Beau’s daughter, Linnea Dick. Plus, a review of the exhibition Spill by Jessica Evans, Dallas Hunt on Christine Stewart’s Treaty 6 Deixis, and Micaela Hart D’Emilio on the catalogue Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism.

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Digital: $8

Cover: Krystle Coughlin Silverfox, Tourism Challenge #3, 2019, digital collage, 8.5 x 10 inches
Cover: Krystle Coughlin Silverfox, Tourism Challenge #3, 2019, digital collage, 8.5 x 10 inches

Editor's Note

From Skyborn: A Land Reclamation Odyssey

Three Poems

Royal Portrait

In conversation: "Singing law into creation"

Interview with a river series

Introduction to Beau Dick | Early Works

In conversation: "He became the bridge"

Chemotherapy Poems

Spill by Carolina Caycedo, Nelly César, Guadalupe Martinez, Teresa Montoya, Anne Riley, Genevieve Robertson, Susan Schuppli, & T'uy't'tanat-Cease Wyss (Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, 2019)

Treaty 6 Deixis by Christine Stewart (Talonbooks, 2018)

Beau Dick: Devoured by Consumerism (Figure 1, 2019)

COVER: Tourism Challenge #3, 2019, digital collage, 8.5 x 10 inches

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