Issue 3.30 (Fall 2016), conceived as a “burning house” issue, asks alongside cover artist Marvin Luvualu António: “What are the aesthetics of high stakes?” An aesthetics of “unbridled vulnerability” is the answer landed upon in his conversation with Merray Gerges, and this open issue, assembled over months of acute political crises, brings together an array of work that tends to manifest, even in its rage, a kind of vulnerability that demands our openness and our willingness to act in kind. The issue features new writing by Hannah Black, listen chen, Jordan Abel, Oki Sogumi, Maged Zaher, Sarah Riggs, Jen Currin, and many others; artwork by sab meynert, Ahmad Salaj, Trevor Shikaze, and Winnie T. Frick; and review essays by David Geary, Mia Leinonen, Natalie Knight, and angela semple. It also includes kevin martins mcpherson eckhoff’s and Monroe Lawrence’s (tied!) winning entries to TCR’s Sixth Annual Robin Blaser Poetry Award competition, judged by Aisha Sasha John.
Eye to Eye (TCR 3.29), a co-production with Presentation House Gallery, features close to fifty writers responding to exactly thirty-five photographs curated from the collection of Andrew Gruft and Claudia Beck. Presented as part of PHG's recent exhibition Eye to Eye, the photographs, books, and media art by historical and contemporary artists range from iconic vintage prints and photography books to recent photographic and moving picture works. With contributors invited to "play the part of the dramaturge, the essayist, the poet, the historian, the critic, or the jester," what we offer here is a (very) special issue decidedly stranger and differently illuminating from your standard exhibition catalogue.
With photographs by Henri Cartier-Bresson, Richard Learoyd, Daido Moriyama, Helen Levitt, Richard Maynard, Miroslav Tichý, Aaron Siskind, Robert Capa, Omar Victor Diop, Garry Winogrand, Xavier Miserachs, Otto Steinert, Hiroshi Watanabe, Lynne Cohen, August Sander, Robert Frank, Mike Grill, Scott McFarland, Eikoh Hosoe and Yukio Mishima, Michael Morris, Eugène Atget, Agustí Centelles, Katy Grannan, Stephen Waddell, Raymonde April, Peter Hujar, Bruce Davidson, Al McWilliams, Christos Dikeakos, Kevin Madill, and Anne Collier.
Issue 3.28 (Winter 2016) is an open issue that coheres around chance-based art practices, the politics and aesthetics of queerness, documentary poetics, DIY print culture, and bubbles! It features artwork by Meryl McMaster, Candice Lin, and Joren Eulalee; interviews with new-music composer Marek Poliks and art-book publisher Jo Cook (of Perro Verlag press on Mayne Island, BC); and new writing by CAConrad, Jos Charles, Jasmine Gibson, Trish Salah, Catriona Strang, Mercedes Eng, Rhoda Rosenfeld, Vivek Shraya, Juliane Okot Bitek, Donato Mancini, Douglas Walbourne-Gough, and many others.
Issue 3.27 (Fall 2015) began as an open issue and somehow became both a bestiary and a beautiful-angry record of recent times and tensions in North American cultural politics. The issue features artwork by Ruth Cuthand, William Kentridge (in collaboration with poet Ingrid de Kok), Myfanwy MacLeod, and David Ogilvie; interviews with poets Dorothy Trujillo Lusk and Gustave Morin; and many other voices old and new: George Elliott Clarke, Hoa Nguyen, Chris Nealon, Cecily Nicholson, Natalie Knight, Colin Smith, Cam Scott, Tim Terhaar, Cole Swensen, and Gracie Leavitt (to name a few). The issue also features Natalie Helberg's winning entry to The Capilano Review's 5th Annual Robin Blaser Award, reviews of Juliana Spahr, Nikki Reimer, and Enrique Vila-Matas, texts and pictures in memory of the beloved poet Peter Culley, and new translations by Erín Moure of Bolivian poets Emma Villazón and Andrés Ajens.
Issue 3.26 (Spring 2015) is a special issue on “Pacific Poetries” featuring work that takes up Pacific regional environments and poetics, trans-Pacific migration and geopolitics, and more. The issue features a series of short conversations and collaborations between writers and artists from Vancouver to LA to Sydney to Seoul; poems and video stills from Fred Wah and Nicola Harwood’s project “High Muck a Muck” on Chinese immigration to Canada; artwork by Sonny Assu, Henry Tsang, Cindy Mochizuki, and Hong Kong-based Map Office; New Zealand-based Lisa Samuels’s folio of work from Pacific Oceania; and new texts by Jordan Abel, Rae Armantrout, Roger Farr, Jen Hofer, Ya-Wen Ho, Glen Lowry, Daphne Marlatt, Garry Thomas Morse, Vaughan Rapatahana, Renee Saklikar, and many others.
Soma Feldmar’s conversation with Robin Blaser; a “Rhythm Party” folio curated by Aisha Sasha John and Liz Howard that investigates the poetics of hospitality and includes the work of Lisa Robertson, Orlando Reade, Mat Laporte, and many more; Gordon Smith’s black and white paintings; Wayne Ngan’s ceramics; Erdem Tasdelen’s visual investigations of left-handedness; and performance documentation by Tiziana La Melia; plus new poems by Nicole Markotic, Jake Pam Dick, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Broc Rossell, and much more.
Bowering’s Books is a special issue on George Bowering. Read Colin Browne's conversation with Bowering about the 50 titles he would stock a library with, architect Sacha Milojevic's design for a George Bowering Reading Room, and contributions from Margaret Atwood, Fred Wah, Steve McCaffery, Daphne Marlatt, Meredith Quartermain, Kevin Killian, Karl Siegler, Miriam Nichols, Deanna Fong, and many more.
The LANGUAGES issue features over 50 contributors with new work by Jordan Abel, Rachel Zolf, Christian Bök, Erín Moure, George Stanley, and many others; a conversation between Christopher Butterfield and Donna Zapf about language, music, and translation; a conversation between Colin Browne and Ian Wallace about poems by Guillaume Apollinaire and Blaise Cendrars that refer to Vancouver; text-based art from Allyson Clay, Cathy Busby, Garry Neill Kennedy, Rebecca Brewer, and Margaux Williamson.
Sheila Heti interviewed by Thea Bowering; a story by Sheila Heti; Adam Frank's scenario of a Gertrude Stein play with comments from Dorothy Chang about her accompanying score; artwork by Margaux Williamson, Ruth Scheuing, Lyndl Hall, and Deborah Koenker; poems by Cecilia Corrigan, Mark Goldstein, and Paul Nelson; and a section for Nancy Shaw featuring Nancy Shaw, Amy De'Ath, and Louis Cabri.
Poems by Sina Queyras, rob mclennan, Sylvia Legris, and others; a short story by George Bowering: Robert McTavish's interview with Charles Bernstein on Charles Olson and the Vancouver Poetry Conference 1963; images and text from Michael Turner's guest-curated show "A Postcard from Victoria" including work by Geoffrey Farmer, Julia Freyer, Raymond Boisjoly, and others; and poems and scores from Michael Park and Ray Hsu's Art Song Lab.
Louis Cabri’s interview with Roy Miki, a special section of work from Quebec and Acadia in translation featuring Daniel Canty, France Daigle, Erín Moure, Chantal Neveu, and others, new poetry by Lise Downe, Ted Byrne, and Christine Stewart, artwork by Mina Totino and Perry Eaton, and more.
3.19 the narrative issue
Features Susan Holbrook's interview with Nicole Brossard, artwork by Kyla Mallett, and short fiction, prose poems, excerpts from experimental novels, and more from derek beaulieu, Clint Burnham, Bhanu Kapil, Nicole Markotic, Vanessa Place, Meredith Quartermain, Sina Queyras, Gail Scott, Michael Turner, and many others.
Features art by Marian Penner Bancroft and Fran Herndon; poems by George Stanley, Jeff Derksen, Jane Sprague, David Buuck, and others; librettos featured the Opera Project; Sean Howard's winning entry to the Robin Blaser Poetry contest, and more.
3.17 40th Anniversary Issue
Featuring writers and artists from TCR's first decade along with their selection of new and emerging writers and artists.
Art by Raymond Boisjoly, Gu Xiong, Germaine Koh & Gillian Jerome; writing by Jonathan Skinner, Liz Howard, a.rawlings, Christian Bok, The Enpipe Line Collective, Larissa Lai, Eleni Sikelianos, and others.
Ted Byrne's interview with Lisa Robertson, Robert Keziere's photographs of Geoffrey Smedley's studio on Gambier Island, a selection of Robert Young's works, a tribute to Robert Kroetsch, Jake Kennedy's winning entry to the Robin Blaser Poetry Contest, and more.
3.14 The George Stanley Issue
Brook Houglum and Jenny Penberthy interview George Stanley.
Essays by Beverly Dahlen, Kevin Killian, Meredith Quartermain, and more.
Poems by George Bowering, Steve Collis, Lisa Jarnot, Michael Turner, and more.
3.13 Manifestos Now!
Manifestos from Christian Bök, Steve McCaffery, Kim Minkus, Jeff Derksen, derek beaulieu, and others.
Manifesto fiction by Marie-Hélène Tessier
Artists Sabine Bitter & Helmut Weber present visual manifestos
Margot Leigh Butler and UBC Humanities 101 tell us what Downtown Eastsiders Want.
Andrea Actis interviews Susan Bee & Charles Bernstein about their BC sojourn in the 1970s.
Bernstein & Bee’s early writing and art produced in Ruskin, BC.
New fiction by Meredith Quartermain and new poems by Nicole Brossard and Erìn Moure.
3.11 Poets Theatre
Brook Houglum interviews a.rawlings.
An essay by Adam Seelig, poets theatre by Paolo Javier, Christine Leclerc, Joseph Shragge, and others.
Colin Browne interviews Christos Dikeakos
Reg Johanson interviews Marie Annharte Baker
Essays by Efrat El-Hanany and Christopher Pearson.
Poems by Donato Mancini, Lisa Robertson, Fenn Steweart, and others.
Remembering Robin Blaser (1925-2009)
An Interview with Ralph Maud about Charles Olson; an interview with Ellen Tallman.
An excerpt from Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book, Book Three, intro by Victor Coleman and Michael Boughn.
Peter Quartermain’s intro to Robert Duncan’s Early Poems.
3.8 Moodyville (co-produced with Presentation House Gallery)
Multiple perspectives on the history and culture of North Vancouver. Michael Turner on Malcolm Lowry, Gary Geddes on the Second Narrows Bridge, Daphne Marlatt on her North Van childhood, Robert Kleyn on North Van Modernist architecture.
3.7 less is more: the Poetics of Erasure (co-produced with SFU Gallery)
Featuring essays by Clint Burnham, Bill Jeffries, and Ariana Kelly.
Erasures by Tom Phillips, Louis Cabri, Aaron Vidaver, Kristina Lee Podesva, Oana Avasilichioaei, and more.
Roger Farr interviews Louis Cabri
Sharla Sava interviews Damian Moppett + Paintings from the Summer of 2008.
Poems by Lissa Wolsak, Sina Queyras, Mark Wallace
3.5 The Sharon Thesen Issue
Daphne Marlatt interviews Sharon Thesen
Essays by Colin Browne, Ted Byrne, Andrew Klobucar, and others.
Poems by George Bowering, Roo Borson, Robin Blaser, and others.
Andrew Klobucar & Jenny Penberthy interview Tom Cone.
songs from song room
Video by Hadley+Maxwell
Poems by Larissa Lai & Rita Wong, and others.
Marian Penner Bancroft’s photographs from Paris Streets
Poetry by Jon Paul Fiorentino, Peter Culley, Angela Carr, and others
3.1&2 The Capilano College Issue
TCR editors talk about the history of the magazine.
Writing and art by Capilano faculty: John Dixon, Dwight Gardiner, Reid Gilbert, Nancy Shaw, John Pass, Pierre Coupey, Anne Stone, Rita Wong.
Photographs by Miroslav Tichý
Writing by Eliot Weinberger, Alan Davies, Robin Blaser, Jaime Denike, and others.
Roger Farr interviews Fred Wah.
Writing by Basil King, Garry Morse, Natalie Simpson, John Barton, and others.
2.47 Six Cities
Writing from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, New York, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and San Francisco.
Jenny Penberthy interviews Ingrid de Kok
Images by Ruth Scheuing
Poetry by Michele Leggott, Wayde Compton, Caroline Bergvall, Andrea Brady, and others.
Art by Marion Llewellyn
Fiction by Ven Begamudré, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Thea Bowering, and Joe Davies.
Andrew Klobucar interviews TCR writer-in-residence Peter Quartermain.
BC sculptor Geoffrey Smedley's work based on Piero della Francesca's drawings of the human head -- photographed by Robert Keziere.
An excerpt from Clint Burnham's Smoke Show.
New work from Margaret Christakos
A section of poets of Northern BC edited by George Stanley: Simon Thompson, Greg Lainsbury, Si Transken, Ken Belford, and Barry McKinnon.
Mark Cochrane interviews August Kleinzahler
Scripts by Michael Turner & Bruce LaBruce, and Chris Haddock & Larry Campbell.
2.39/40 First Book: 3 Gardens of Andalucìa
by Gerry Shikatani.
Peter Quartermain’s autobiographical essay “From Where I Lived and What I Learned For”
Poems by Nicole Brossard, John Barton, Crystal Hurdle, Bob Sherrin, and others.
2.37 30th Anniversary Issue
Bob Sherrin interviews Esta Spalding.
Paintings by Phyllis Webb
Poems by George Stanley, Diana Hartog, Ryan Knighton, and others.
2.36 Grief and Poetics
Writing by Daniel Bouchard, Brett Enemark, Renee Rodin, Adeena Karasick, and others.
Writing by Weyman Chan, Lea Littlewolfe, David Samis, and others.
2.34 Little Magazines Volume 2
Featuring Hole, Iron, filling station, TISH, Rice Paper, and Writing.
2.33 Little Magazines Volume 1
Featuring Diaspora, BOO, estrus, (F.)LIP, blewointment, and [sic].
Writing by Clint Burnham, Anne Stone, Stan Persky, Lorna Brown, my name is scot, Michael Turner, and others.
Writing by Goh Poh Seng, Daphne Marlatt, Penni Leong, Karen Solie, Jason Le Heup, and others.
Writing by Norbert Ruebsaat, Louis Cabri, Alice Notley, Douglas Oliver, Mark Cochrane, Nicole Markotic, Kristjanna Gunnars, and others.
Writing by George Bowering, Margaret Hollingsworth, Wade Compton, Betsy Warland, and others.
Bill Schermbrucker interviews Kim Echlin.
Writing by George Stanley, Pain Not Bread, Ryan Knighton, Will Goede, Sylvia Legris, Kim Echlin, and others.
Writing by D.C. Reid, Jack Hodgins, Alexandra Dikeakos, and others.
Lynne Bell and Carol Williams interview Laiwan.
Writing by Erin Mouré, Laiwan, Michael Crummey, and others.
2.23 a festschrift for bill bissett
David McFadden interviews bill bissett
Writing by Susan Musgrave, Judith Copithorne, Kathy Ford, Patrick Lane, Maxine Gadd, and others.
Writing by Lee Ann Brown, Robert Sherrin, Robin Blaser, June Hutton, Grant Buday, and others.
Writing by John Barton, Patrick Friesen, Tony Lopez, M.J. Kang, and others.
Writing by Daphne Marlatt, Bernice Friesen, Colin Browne, Christos Dikeakos and others.
Writing by Hilary Clark, Susan Crean, Sally Ito, Sylvia Legris, Philip Russell, Michael Crummey, and others.
2.17&18 a festschrift for Robin Blaser
Writing by Dodie Bellamy, Charles Bernstein, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, George Bowering, David Bromige, and others.
Writing by Betsy Warland, Susan Holbrook, lucas mulder, K.D. Miller, and others.
Writing by John Pass, Barbara J. Sibbald, June Hutton, Elizabeth Hay, Hilary Clark, and others.
2.14 The Illicit
Writing by Evelyn Lau, Darlene Madott, Jen Lam, Grant Buday, and others.
Writing by Robin Blaser, Elizabeth Haynes, Gayla Reid, Cathy Stonehouse, and others.
Interview with Joan MacLeod
Writing by Stephanie Bolster, Renee Rodin, Michael Crummey, Elizabeth Hay, Nicole Markotic, Joan MacLeod, and others.
Writing by Terence Reid, Mark Jarman, Michael Winter, Bob Strandquist, Ashok Mathur, and others.
2.10 20th Anniversary Issue
Writing by Daphne Marlatt, Roberta Rees, Phyllis Webb, Sharon Thesen, Alice Tepexcuintle, Karen Mac Cormack, Steve McCaffery, and others.
2.9 On Site / In Transit
Writing by Eric Morten, Alice Tepexcuintle, David Ayre, Hilary Peach, Cam McAlpine, and others.
Writing by Elizabeth Hay, Bill Schermbrucker, Robert Hilles, R.W. Stedingh, Evelyn Lau, and others.
2.6&7 Struggle: Local and Global -- a special double issue featuring B.C. Women Writers & Artists
Writing by Grace Sanchez, Janisse Browning, Larissa, Manisha Singh, Lorraine Martinuik, Zoe Landale, Kate Braid, and others.
Writing by Maxine Gadd, David Phillips, Barry McKinnon, John Harris, George Bowering, Brian Fawcett, Michael de Courcy, and others.
Writing by bpNichol, Richard Truhlar, Robin Blaser, Myrna Kostash, Ven Begamudre, Stan Persky, and others.
2.3 Pacific Windows
"A Photoglyphic Narrative of a Neighbourhood with Autographical Images" by Roy Kiyooka
Writing by Gillian Harding, Lucinda Harrison Coffman, Carel Moiseiwitsch, Robert G. Sherrin, Roy Kiyooka, Fred Wah, and others.
2.1 A special double issue to inaugurate the 2nd series of The Capilano Review
PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER: Six West Coast Artists
Writing by Al Neil, Scott Watson, Carole Itter, Tom Burrows, Peter Culley, and others.
1.50 A special double issue to celebrate the 1st series of The Capilano Review
Writing by Gerry Gilbert, Chris Dewdney, Sharon Thesen, Phyllis Webb, Duncan McNaughton, and others.
Interview with Richard Prince
Writing by Michael Redhill, D.C. Reid, Brenda Riches, and others.
Art by George Rammell and Alan Wood.
Writing by Margaret Horvath, Erin Mouré, and others.
Art by Wayne Eastcott.
Writing by K. D. Miller, Robert Thomas, and others.
Art by Gordon Payne
Writing by Gerry Shikatani, Alamgir Hashmi, Patricia Nolan, and others.
Writing by Sally Ito, Brenda Riches, Gillian Harding-Russell, and others.
Eleanor Wachtel interviews Daphne Marlatt
Writing by Sheila Delany, Eugene Dubnov, and others.
Photography by Robert Keziere
Writing by Lloyd Abbey, Ann Rosenberg, and others.
Ann Rosenberg and Bill Schermbrucker interview Bob Sherrin
Writing by Dierdre Hanna, Norm Sibum, and others.
1.35 A Production Journal
“Six of One: A Playscript in Progress” by Leonard Angel.
The Production Team in conversation at the New Play Centre offices on Granville Island, May 6, 1985. Those present were Jane Heyman, Leonard Angel, Gisa Cole, Pam Hawthorn, and Reid Gilbert.
Leslie Poole interviewed by Aaron Steele
Writing by Jiri Klobouk, Edith Van Beek, Ann Jaeger, and others.
1.32 Barry McKinnon & David Phillips
Barry McKinnon interviewed by Sharon Thesen in Prince George.
David Phillips interviewed by Sharon Thesen
1.31 The Sound Poetry issue
Steven Smith & Richard Truhlar, bpNichol Hour, Steve McCaffery & bp Nichol, and others.
A note to readers ordering this issue: as the 7" recording that originally accompanied this issue is no longer available, we are happy to offer readers a digital file of the recording in lieu of the record. Please contact the TCR office for details (604-984-1712; email@example.com).
Writing by Richard M. Lush, Kathleen D. Miller, Gerald Lynch, Ken Straiton, and others.
1.29 Surrealism B.C.
Writing by Zoran Jungic, Ted Kingan, Ed Varney, John Baturin, and others.
1.28 Bill Schermbrucker Issue
Bill Schermbrucker interviewed by Bob Sherrin and Claire Stannard Guffey
Writing by Audrey Thomas, Lola Lemire Tostevin, and others.
Art by Al McWilliams
Writing by Sue Laver, Douglas Barbour, Michael C. Kenyon, and others.
Art by Donna Hagerman
Writing by Richard Truhlar, Keath Fraser, John Harris, and others.
Art by Barry Cogswell
Writing by M.B. Duggan, Marlene Cookshaw, Joy Russell, Billy Little, and others.
Art by John Clair Watts
Writing by Rojeanne Allworth, Greg Murdock, Mona Fertig, Carole Chambers, Victor Coleman, Ronnie Tessler, and others.
Art by Basla Irland
Writing by Norm Silbum, Fred Wah, George Stanley, and others.
Colin Browne section
Colin Browne interviewed about Strathyre by Penny Connell
Writing by Diana Hartog, Robin Blaser, and others.
1.16&17 RUNNING IN THE FAMILY by Michael Ondaatje & IN THE MONTH OF HUNGRY GHOSTS by Daphne Marlatt
George Bowering section
George Bowering interviewed by Bill Schermbrucker, Sharon Thesen, David McFadden, and Paul de Barros
Writing by David McFadden, Colin Browne, Gladys Hindmarch, and others.
Nathan Hohn and Ken Straiton interviewed by Ann Rosenberg and Lois Redman
Robert Field (R. Fish) interviewed by Lois Redman
Brenda Riches interviewed by Bill Schermbrucker and Penny Connell
Cathy Ford interviewed by Bill Schermbrucker and Penny Connell
Writing by Tom Cone & Alex Pauk, Elizabeth Hay, Greg Hollingshead, and others.
Pierre Coupey section
Pierre Coupey interviewed by Sharon Thesen, Ann Rosenberg, and Bill Schermbrucker.
Writing by Pierre Coupey, Louis Dudek, Hope Anderson, Larry Eigner, and others.
Brian Fawcett section
Brian Fawcett interviewed by Bill Schermbrucker, Pierre Coupey, and Sharon Fawcett [Thesen].
Writing by Brian Fawcett, Harvey Chometsky, Barry McKinnon, David Phillips, and others.
Art: Wood Sculpture of the Americas
Art by Arthur Erickson Architects and by Jack Shadbolt
Writing by Colin Stuart, Brett Enemark, Janet Cotgrave, Lynn Hughes, Fielding Dawson, and others.
Interviews with N.E. Thing Co – Iain and Ingrid Baxter, co-presidents of N.E. Thing Co;
with bpNichol; and with Sheila Watson following her reading at Cap.
Writing by Lewis Ellingham, Jack Spicer, Robin Blaser, Robert Duncan, Maxine Gadd, Penny Chambers, Chris Dewdney, and others.
Audrey Thomas section
Interviews with Audrey Thomas, with Liz Magor, with Art Green, and with Richard Prince.
Writing by Stan Persky, Susan Musgrave, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, and others.
Robin Blaser section
Writing by Robin Blaser, David Wilk, John Newlove, Joyce Carol Oates, Beverley Simons, and others.
Art by Gathie Falk.
Victor Coleman section.
Interview with Victor Coleman after his reading at Cap.
Writing by Warren Tallman, bpNichol, Jack Hodgins, Nancy Thayer, Janice Harris, Audrey Thomas, and others.
Art by Christos Dikeakos
Writing by Jancis Andrews, George Bowering, Kathy Duncan, Craig Ferry, bill bissett, Gerry Gilbert, Jim Green, and others.
Writing by Lionel Kearns, Tom Wayman, Crawford Kilian, D’Arcy Henderson, and others.
Writing by Peggy Keene, Dr. Brute, Gerry Gilbert, Andrew Suknaski, Dwight Gardiner, Patrick Lane, and others.
Visual Poetry section
Art Work by Art Rat
Writing by Earle Birney, Phyllis Webb, Andrei Voznesensky, Evgenii Evtushenko, George Bowering, and others.