Bailey sits in the backseat because there are no airbags in the powder blue Chevy Nova. The ripped vinyl upholstery digs into her thighs and she pulls at the yellow foam disintegrating out of the tear. Joy turns down the driveway into the underground parkade, headlights casting a quick glow over dark corners like the […] Read more.
Dad “You need to learn to swim, now,” he says, resting his warm hand on my tiny shoulder. I’m proud of my cork-chested suit that will buoy me, and its colour just like our green family-tartan. “You need to learn to drive now,” he says, opening the door of the Rocket ‘88 Olds. I’m proud […] Read more.
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The Writer’s Corner
When the world stopped in March 2020, there was an awkward pause in my education involving constant mass emails from Wilfrid Laurier University about moving online that basically all said the same thing: “We’re working on it!” All my professors gave open-ended extensions on upcoming assignments because none of them knew what was going on […]
The title is in quotation marks because this is what we say to young people who are interested in writing. Here’s the problem: as a young person, my first thought is, “But I don’t know anything yet. I don’t have as much life experience as you.” We feel we don’t have anything valuable to contribute […]
This interview is following John Vardon’s poetry review of Alyda Faber’s Poisonous If Eaten Raw. John Vardon: An online image of your collection is still advertised as Rain, In All the Ways It Falls, your original title for the book before Poisonous If Eaten Raw, which suggests that the change may have been relatively last […]
The Wild Writers Festival: Poetry and Prose That’s Out There
The New Quarterly is proud to present the eighth annual Wild Writers Literary Festival on November 1-3rd, 2019 in Waterloo, ON. Join us for a celebration of the feral and free and its expression in poetry, the short story, and everything in between. Create, learn, discover and share the art of groundbreaking writing.