Winter Issue Sneak Peek

Our latest newsletter is out now! It features a sneak peek of our new Winter issue, including excerpts by D.A. Lockhart, Nadine Sander-Green, and Alice Kuipers, work by our issue 46.2 feature artist, Corinna Wollf, and excerpts from our Pushcart nominees!

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Indigenous Writers and Storytellers Issue: Guest Editors

Lisa Bird-Wilson is a Saskatchewan Métis and nêhiyaw writer whose work appears in literary magazines and anthologies across Canada, including a regular column in Geist. Her fiction book, Just Pretending (Coteau Books), won four Saskatchewan Book Awards, including 2014 Book of the Year. Just Pretending is the Saskatchewan “One Book One Province” selection for 2019. Bird-Wilson’s debut poetry collection, The Red Files (Nightwood Editions 2016), is inspired by family and archival sources and reflects on the legacy of the residential school system and the fragmentation of families and histories. Bird-Wilson is currently working on a new book of fiction.

Tenille K Campbell is a Dene/Métis author and photographer from English River First Nation in Northern Saskatchewan. She completed her MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and is enrolled in her PhD at University of Saskatchewan, focusing on Indigenous Literature. Her inaugural poetry book, #IndianLovePoems (Signature Editions 2017is an award-winning collection of poetry that focuses on Indigenous Erotica—using humour, storytelling and sensuality to reclaim and explore ideas of Indigenous sexuality. #IndianLovePoems has placed in the poetry category in the WILLA Literary Awards (USA), as well as the first Indigenous Voices Awards (Canada), and has won two Saskatchewan Book Awards.

image: Maki Fotos

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Pushcart Prize Nominees

We published so much exciting new work this year, which made choosing our Pushcart Prize nominees a difficult job—thank you to all of our amazing 2018 contributors! We’re thrilled to announce our nominees:


“Ritual Prayer” by D.A. Lockhart (Vol. 45.2, Winter 2018)

“My Apologies to the Sparrow” by Amos Jasper Wright IV (Vol. 45.3, Spring 2018)

“Sometimes my father is in my nightmares” by Kai Conradi (Vol. 46.1, Fall 2018)


“The Blood They Lose” by Sheri Benning (Vol. 45.3, Spring 2018)

“The Departed” by Sharon Butala (Vol. 45.3, Spring 2018)


“Varieties of Accident” by Leona Theis (Vol. 45.4, Summer 2018)—read the full essay here!