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Grain Volume 38 No 2, 2011

Editor: Sylvia Legris
Designer: Betsy Rosenwald
Cover Image: Mary Kavanagh, Southbase, Wendover Air Force Base, Wendover, Utah, 2010. Photographs used in this issue were made by Mary Kavanagh during a 2010 Artist Residency at the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), Wendover, Utah.

ARSENAL, Winter 2011. Grain’s annual Contest Issue is a stockpile of shiny new writing, ideas, and images—spit and polished and ready for inspection! Rifle through these pages and the only cover you’ll want to take is inside the one that wraps this issue.ARSENAL includes a fantastic array of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. Features spectacular artwork by Mary Kavanagh, and superb new writing by Louise Bak, Sarah Keevil, Doyali Farah Islam, and Rosa del Duca. PLUS Grain’s 2010 Short Grain contest winners!

Contributors: Rose Adams, Louise Bak, Jonathan Ball, Rosa del Duca, Bill Howell, Doyali Farah Islam, Christian Jordan, Mary Kavanagh, Sarah Keevil, John Pass, Sandra Ridley, Shawn Riopelle.

Featuring the winners of the 22nd Annual Short Grain (with Variations) Contest:

Fiction: judged by Lee Henderson
1st Prize — “Thomas and the Woman” by Jennifer Stone of Mineville, NS
2nd Prize —“The Central Zoo” by Tsering Lama of Surrey, BC
1st Runner-up —“The Stooker” by Jim Gerwing of Victoria, BC
2nd Runner-up —“Leaving” by Susi Lovell of Montreal, QC

Poetry: judged by Jennifer Still
1st Prize —“Happily Lost” by Hector Williamson of Calgary, AB
2nd Prize —“Still Life with White Roses” by Lisa Martin-DeMoor of Edmonton, AB 
1st Runner-up —“snow (stolen poems, for Orhan Pamuk)” by Sean Howard of Main-à-Dieu, NS
2nd Runner-up —“Learning to speak and not to speak” by Lisa Martin-DeMoor of Edmonton, AB