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The Writer’s Corner

An Interview with Susan J. Atkinson

Like many poets, Susan J. Atkinson had been writing for a long time before the launch of her first book, The Marta Poems, in December of 2020. The New Quarterly poetry editors are not alone in their admiration for the work of this Ottawa-based poet. This interview touches on the book’s publication, subject matter, and poetic […]

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Thursday’s Child: The Marta Poems by Susan J. Atkinson

As a poetry editor for The New Quarterly, I first encountered Susan J. Atkinson’s work when reviewing forty applications for an Ontario Arts Council grant about two years ago. Among the poems carefully excerpted from in-progress manuscripts by writers both emerging and well established, her selection stood out—a unanimous choice by our four-person poetry editorial […]

John Vardon

Poem in A Pocket Leads to Singing in a Parkade

if only for one
ruby-throated moment
you could drink
from the chalice of the sun

Rae Crossman