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Poetry as Mirror

Winter 2008 · Vol. 30 No. 3

Inside this issue there are feature interviews with poets Jim Nason and Jan Conn, who talk about the reflections of the body in their writing; the second instalment of “Formally Speaking” by poet Maurice Mierau; new work by familiar poets like John Barton and less familiar voices who are equally arresting in their ability to contour the body. This issue also includes new work by world renowned Franco-Manitoban poet J.R Léveillé.

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The Open Issue

Fall 2007 · Vol. 30 No. 2

Toronto poet Steve McOrmond talks about his newest collection, Primer on the Hereafter, and the impact of poetry on his life. Winnipeg’s versatile Charlene Diehl, performance Poet, jazz journalist, musician and Artistic Director of Thin Air: Winnipeg’s International Writers Festival opens up about her performance, music, her experiences of loss and the importance of poetry.

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The Industry of Verse

Summer 2007 · Vol. 30 No. 1

A. J. Levin talks with Carla Funk and Alison Calder, as well as Kitty Lewis and Barry Dempster from Brick Books, and Coach House Books’ editor-in-chief, Alana Wilcox, about the ins and outs of the industry of verse.

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Poets Who Swing Both Ways

Spring 2007 · Vol. 29 No. 4

In CV2’s Spring 2007 offering, A.J. Levin chats with acclaimed poet and novelist Alison Pick about her ambi-genre success. “Poets Who Swing Both Ways,” features the work of poets who are successful in multiples genres. This issue also includes an in-depth interview by poet and essayist Joanne Arnott with award-winning playwright and poet Daniel David Moses. Featured poetry in this issue includes new poetry by Daniel David Moses, Maurice Mierau, Deirdre Dwyer, Jane Silcott, Robert Colman and Rob Winger.

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Winter 2007 · Vol. 29 No. 3

“Contraverse” looks into the wilder side of verse with Manitoba poetry sensation Poor Tree. Members Christoff Engbrecht, David Streit and Dana Landry offer candid observations about the contribution of their brand of performance poetry—and also includes poems written during an impromptu improv performance for CV2’s Managing Editor, Clarise Foster. Other work includes new erotic poems by George Elliot Clarke, visual poems by Donato Mancini, new pieces by jazzy Charlene Diehl, newcomer Carey Toane and much more.

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The Open Issue

Fall 2006 · Vol. 29 No. 2

CV2’s first annual Open Issue features two in depth interviews by Sharon Caseburg—one with internationally renowned Bosian-Canadian poet Goran Simic about his writing and the compassion of poetry in the face of war, and a second with Mark Abley, a well-known and respected Canadian author and poet, about his experiences as the editor of the first posthumous collection of previously unpublished poetry by the late and wonderful grand dame of words, Anne Szumigalski, recently published by Brick Books. This issue includes an essay by poet and CV2 French editor Laurent Poliquin, as well as poetry by Marie d’Anjou, Eugene Dubnov, Paddy McCallum, Jan Conn and many more.

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At Odds with Tragedy

Summer 2006 · Vol. 29 No. 1

“At Odds with Tragedy” features an interview by poet and CV2 Editor Nina Berkhout with the author of Blue Feast, Shawna Lemay, about the darker side of inspiration, and an essay by George Murray, who was in the vicinity of the World Trade Towers in New York on that now infamous day of terror—September 11. Governor General Award winning author Karen Connelly writes about the epidemic of violence of women, and new poetry by Jennifer Still, Barry Dempster, Judith Krause and many others.

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Rising Stars

Spring 2006 · Vol. 28 No. 4

“Rising Stars” features interviews with poets Sina Queyras and Kimmy Beach, both successful poets in their own right/write; a special section in celebration of the League of Canadian Poets’ 40th Anniversary, which includes a special tribute to the late Joseph Sherman by Dina Cox; interviews with League members Glen Sorestad, and Heidi Greco, plus a selection of new poetry by league members including Maureen Scott Harris, Paul Dutton and many others. Also includes the winners of CV2’s 2005 Two Day Poetry Contest.

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Winter 2006 · Vol. 28 No. 3

Canadian poets Aislinn Hunter and Laurie Block discuss the important link between memory and the poetic impulse. This issue also includes a feature interview with the late and forever great Manitoba Saulteaux poet Doug Nepinak by APTN/NCI executive David McLeod, not to mention new poetry from Christophe Condello, Tracy Hamon, Rhona McAdam, Michael Penny, Gillian Wigmore and many more.

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In Translation

Fall 2005 · Vol. 28 No. 2

This issue features poetry translated to or from Dutch, German, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese, as well as English – et en français, comme d’habitude.