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1985 / 1.36

Syllables via Sanskrit
Walking the Soft Earth
Recent Music
The World Machines
Found Conversations
Three Poems
Born to Run
Two Poems
COVER: Detail No. 89


MICHEL BEAULIEU died last summer. His writing energy and his generosity toward the poets and poetry of all of Canada will be missed. We offer in memoriam poem #16 from Spells of Fury, Beaulieu's most recent book.

JOHN NEWLOVE lives in Nelson, B.C. and, we hope, has a new book coming out this year.

MICHAEL KENYON is a Victoria writer whose work has appeared in several literary magazines, including TCR 27. Others of his stories will be published this year in The Malahat Renew, Grain, and Quarry. "Keypunch" itself is from a group of stories entitled Theatrical Removals. He is currently working on a poem sequence.

MONIQUE FOUQUET attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Quebec and the Vancouver School of Art. She had her first major one-person show at the VAG in 1979. Walking the Soft Earth was on exhibit at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver in October 1985.

NOEL HUDSON’S first collection of stories, Mobile Homes, will be published by Polestar Press in spring of 1986. Other short fiction has been published in several literary magazines, and comedy has aired on CBC TV.

E. D. BLODGETT is a highly regarded poet and theorist who teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta.

BRIAN FAWCETT, a disciple of Frank Zappa, was born in northern B.C. many years ago. His latest collection of stories is Capital Tales. "The World Machines" is from a collection of fate tales about northern B.C. entitled The Secret Journal of Alexander Mackenzie. "The World Machines" is dedicated to the memory of J. K. Neilsen.

COLLEEN HEINRICH now lives in North Vancouver and attends Capilano College. The two ''Found Conversations" are her first published works.

RAMONA WEEKS lives in Phoenix, Arizona and has been published widely in Canadian and American literary journals.

ANN IRELAND, a graduate of the UBC Creative Writing Department, now lives in Toronto. Her novel, A Certain Mr. Takahashi, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in fall of 1985.

MONTY REID lives in Drumheller, Alberta, where he works at the Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. His most recent book of poetry is The Alternate Guide.