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The Writer’s Corner

Memory, Desire, and the Aural Imagination

I submitted to TNQ because the contest is unique in its focus and celebration of the occasional poem. I feel like most poems, for me, begin with an occasion in my own life, whether that occasion stays overtly in the poem or not.

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Lying in bed before falling asleep, I track the changeable sky through a frame of white pines, a view so Tom Thomson it made me laugh at first. Unreal, I thought. How can this be real?

The Gift of Time

The silence was a gift. So, too, was the view from our kitchen window at the cabin. The smell of pine I haven’t experienced in years hit me as soon as I stepped out of the car. The discovery of fiddleheads on the five kilometre walk with my cabin mate Lindy Mechefske one morning.

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Implicated: In Conversation with Caterina Edwards

TNQ’s annual personal essay contest attracts musings on every imaginable topic. (The sheer range—from mermaids to dimmer knobs—restores my faith in human nature.) But what we’re looking for in these entries is the deft weave of language, a writerly exploration of a subject that’s personal, engaged. We are looking for ideas, and for heart. That […]

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“Latencies”: An Interview with Emily McKibbon

Essays have this reputation for being stringently styled and highly polished, but they’re unruly little beasties. I think poets have more fun than essayists, but essayists can just go raw and real, really get their messy guts out. If I finish an essay feeling sick with terror but also wildly triumphant, that’s my sweet spot.

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“True Detective”: An Interview With Elana Wolff

We can tell Edna’s ghost that the prize money is going toward a trip to Prague this November. David and I will be staying in the building that housed the Worker’s Accident Insurance Institute, where Kafka served for most his working life as an insurance adjuster. The building is now a hotel, and we’ve booked the room that was once Kafka’s office.

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Events & Competitions

The Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest

Winning Poem: $1000

Deadline: February 28, 2017

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The Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award

sponsored by the St. Jerome’s University English Department 

Winning story: $1000

Deadline: May 28, 2017

Price $40.00 Learn more.

The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest

Winning Essay: $1000

Deadline: March 28, 2017

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Price $40.00 Learn more.

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Issue 141

TIME TO TALK OF MORE CHEERFUL THINGS: in which we find love at a Purim party, meet an Ethiopian filmmaker on the train, challenge an upstart student, and stand naked in front of the refrigerator.

Falling in Love With Poetry

The Writer-At-Large

In Conversation



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