Brock journal features first publication of poetry by leading Canadian modernist writer

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Brock journal features first publication of poetry by leading Canadian modernist writer

Published on June 18 2010

The English department at Brock University is pleased to announce the publication of a special double issue of the St-Catharines, Ont.-based literary journal PRECIPICe.

“This issue is particularly significant because it features the first publication of poetry by one of Canada's foremost modernist writers, the late Sheila Watson,” says Gregory Betts, assistant professor of English at Brock University and co-editor of the journal.

This issue of PRECIPICe also includes, for the first time in a Canadian literary publication, a special review of contemporary Scandinavian writing.

It also features poetry and interviews from “DUB Revolushun,” an evening of dub poetry, photographic exhibitions, and talks on migrant workers and labour issues held at the Niagara Artists' Centre in downtown St. Catharines.

PRECIPICe has become over the past few years a major voice in the Canadian literary scene,” says Adam Dickinson, co-editor and assistant professor of English at Brock University. “Our latest issue,” he adds, “underscores this point by featuring celebrated writers like Daphne Marlatt and Lillian Allen alongside emerging Canadian talents like Jenny Sampirisi and Andy Weaver.”

Other established as well as up-and-coming writers from Poland, the United States, Canada, and beyond also appear in the 250-page publication — including authors from St. Catharines, Ont., such as Keith Inman, Malcolm Matthews, cover art from Brock University professor Bill Ralph, and contributions from Brock alumni Dan Post and Kate Siklosi.

PRECIPICe 3.1/3.2 was produced with the assistance of the St. Catharines Cultural Investment Program, and the Department of English Language and Literature, and Humanities Research Institute at Brock University. It is available for purchase through the Department or from magazine retailers across Canada.