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Spring 1994 / 2.13

Letter from a Student — Letter to a Student
Diary of Barbara Evelyn deChesnay
Three Poems
Consensual Fiction Part Two
In My Country
Five Poems
COVER: Detail from Consensual Fiction Part Two


JOHN BARTON'S sixth collection, Designs from the Interior was published this spring by House of Anansi Press. His fifth, Notes toward a Family, was published last spring by Quarry Press. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Voice, ChristopherStreet, The Malahat review, Canadian Literature, Prairie Fire and TickleAce.

ROBIN BLASER, in company with Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan, helped bring into being a poetry known and revered as that of the "San Francisco School." Over the years he has published numerous works, including Pell Mell (1998), and in 1993 he brought together all the elements of his poetry in The Holy Forest (Coach House Press). Robin lives in Vancouver, and he first read "Letter from ... Letter to ..." at Capilano College in January 1994 to a primarily student audience — a brilliantly memorable evening.

DIANNE BREHM CACCHIONI is a Vancouver photo-based artist. Her process and ritual of art-making is the mainstay for her pursuit of social, cultural, and historical ideas. The questions she poses concern feminine archetypes, issues of representation, cultural, social, and personal constructs. Consensual Fictions Part I 1992 and Part II 1994 prompted her to make the paper used in these bodies of work.

JANE COVERNTON has had stories published in Event, Room of One's Own, and other literary magazines. She received a National Magazine Award (Silver — Personal Journalism) for a story in Saturday Night. And she was given a Canada Council Explorations grant to work on her novel, Raindrops and Smoke. She lives in Vancouver.

ELIZABETH HAYNE's poetry and fiction have appeared in absinthe, blue buffalo, Dandelion, Dinosaur Review, Other Voices, Prairie Fire, Sanscrit, Vox, and the anthologies Tilted to the Plane of the World (Galbraith Publishing), The Issues Collection —Families in Transition (McGraw Hill Ryerson), Alberta Rebound and Boundless Alberta (NeWest Press). She is a Fiction editor of blue buffalo and works as a Speech Language Pathologist in Calgary. Her manuscript, Speak Mandarin not Dialect, has been solicited by Turnstone Press.

GAYLA REID won the 1994 CBC/Saturday Night Fiction Competition. In 1993 she won the Journey Prize and the Silver Medal National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her first collection of short stories, To Be There with You, will be published this fall by Douglas and Mclntyre.

CATHY STONEHOUSE is a British writer living in Vancouver, whose work has appeared in various Canadian literary journals. She recently received a Canada Council Explorations Grant to write a first novel. Her first collection of poetry, The Words I Know, will be published in the fall of 1994 by Press Gang Publishers of Vancouver.