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a year of pandemic poetry and prose

edited by Dave Margoshes & Courtney Bates-Hardy

Radiant Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2021
Canadian, General
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    Jul 2021
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apart paints a vivid portrait of life in a pandemic, when "normal" is a thing of the past and anxiety is a faithful companion. Some of the writing is sad, even heart-breaking, a few pieces are funny and light-hearted, but many provide som much-needed comfort and imagination in a turbulent time. The writing is thoughtful, carefully observed, and insightful. And running through all the pieces, like a silver thread in a tapestry, is a note of optimism.

About the authors

Dave Margoshes has published more than a dozen books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. His collection of stories, Bix's Trumpet and Other Stories, was Saskatchewan Book of the Year, won the Regina Book Award and was a finalist in the ReLit Awards in 2007. His three novels are Drowning Man, I Am Frankie Stern, and We Who Seek: A Love Story. He has published four other story collections, five volumes of poetry and several non-fiction works, including a biography of Tommy Douglas.He has had stories and poems published in dozens of magazines and anthologies in Canada and the United States (including six times in Best Canadian Stories), had work broadcast on CBC, and given readings across the country. His awards include the Stephen Leacock Prize for Poetry. He was also a finalist for the Journey Prize.Some of his stories and poems spring from his days as an itinerant journalist. Margoshes worked for daily newspapers in eight cities, including San Francisco, New York, Calgary and Vancouver, covering everything from politics to murder to cat shows. He's also taught journalism. He currently lives near Saskatoon.

Dave Margoshes' profile page

Poetry editor Courtney Bates-Hardy is the author of House of Mystery (2016) and a chapbook, Sea Foam (2013). Her poems can be found in Room, Carousel, and This Magazine, among others. They have been featured in Imaginarium 4: Best Canadian Speculative Poetry and are forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry 2021. She lives in Regina with her partner and their cat.

Courtney Bates-Hardy's profile page

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