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Spring 1999 / 2.28

At Andy’s
Nine Poems
Seven Poems
Cow on the Tracks
Coulee Standard Time
Tympanum
Two Poems
Interview with Kim Echlin
excerpt from Dagmar’s Daughter
Sparrow Colours
COVER: Coulee Standard Time Watercolour & Ink on Arches watercolour paper (rough surface) 9” x 12-1/8”

Contributors

JULIE DUSCHENES is an artist who lives and works in Lethbridge, Alberta. Having come from the edge of the Atlantic Ocean to live on the bed of an inland sea, she finds the light that reflects from the water is the same one bouncing off the canola. This is confirmed by the sea gulls who also live on the prairie. Currently working in paint, print, and drawing media, Duschenes teaches at the University of Lethbridge and is represented by Canadian Art Galleries in Calgary.

KIM ECHLIN is the author of Elepliant Winter. Her new book, Dagmar's Daughter, will be published next year.

WILL GOEDE has published stories and articles in The Capilano Review, Canadian Fiction Magazine, Event, Saturday Night, The Malahat Review, Grain, and elsewhere. He has also published one novel, Quantrill, and a collection of stories, Love in Beijing, which was a finalist for the B.C. Book Prize in Fiction in 1989, and The Man from Vancouver, a play broadcast on China national radio. He teaches at Capilano College.

CRYSTAL HURDLE lives in North Vancouver where she teaches English and Creative Writing at Capilano College. Her poetry has been published in several Canadian journals, including Canadian Literature, Fireweed, Dandelion, Whetstone, Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature, Bogg, Dalhousie Review, and Event. Hurdle is presently working on a series of poems about allergies.

RYAN KNIGHTON's poetry has appeared most recently or is forth coming in such periodicals as The Malahat Review, Descant, Fiddlehead filling Station, Tads, and Judy. A chapbook, What Leaves Us, is published by Smoking Lung Press (1998). In East Vancouver, where he makes his home, passers-by often find his blindness worthy of comment, praise, or scrutiny. He teaches at Capilano College.

SYLVIA LEGRIS has published two books of poetry, circuitry of veins in 1996 and indium seeds which appeared in late 1998, both with Turnstone Press. She is based in Saskatoon but feels pulled from all over the place.

K.D. MILLER'S stories and essays have appeared in The Capilano Review, Canadian Forum, Writ, The New Quarterly, McGill Street Magazine, and The Lazy Writer. Miller's first collection of short stories, A Litany in Time of Plague, was published by The Porcupine's Quill in 1994. Her second collection of stories, Give Me Your Answer, is forthcoming from The Porcupine's Quill in September, 1999. At the present time, she is working on a series of personal essays, jointly titled Holy Writ, which explores the link between creativity and spirituality. K.D. Miller lives in Toronto.

PAIN NOT BREAD is a collaborative writing group consisting of Roo Borson, Kim Maltman, and Andy Patton. Borson is a poet and essayist who has published nine books of poetry, most recently Night Walk: Selected Poems (Oxford University Press, 1994), and Water Memory (McClelland and Stewart, 1996). She is currently Writer-in-Residence at the University of Toronto. Maltman is a poet, theoretical particle physicist, and mathematician who teaches at York University. He is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Technologies / Installations (Brick Books, 1990), and his writing has been translated into Mandarin, German, Cantonese, and Gujarati. Patton is a poet, essayist, and visual artist; he has published one book of poetry, Poems in Quotations (Four Humours, 1975), and has exhibited widely in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Holland, and Switzerland. The poems herein are from a manuscript in progress, titled Introduction to the Introduction to Wang Wei, selections of which have appeared in The Malahat Review, Brick: a Journal of Reviews, Canadian Literature, Matrix, The River Review, Nimrod, and Text: zeitschrift fur literaturen (Germany).

BILL SCHERMBRUCKER is a former fiction editor and editor of TCR. His novel Mimosa won the Ethel Wilson Prize in the 1988 B.C. Book Prizes. His collections of short stories are Chameleon & Other Stories and Motortherapy.

GEORGE STANLEY lived in Terrace, B.C., where he taught English at Northwest Community College from 1976 to 1991. He now teaches at Capilano College. His most recent collection of poems is Gentle Northern Summer (New Star Books, 1995).

In issue 2:27, TCR had the pleasure of publishing Gwen MacGregor's photo work entitled I was never here. Unfortunately, the title was incorrectly listed on the contents page, here being transformed into there. Furthermore, through serendipitous coincidence, a proofing error resulted in her contributor's note being left out, so with sincere apologies to Gwen, TCR now offers that note, thus compounding the irony of both her title and our regrettable oversights.

GWEN MACGREGOR is a Toronto-based, site-specific, multi-media installation artist who often works with derelict structures, abandoned industrial sites, or other ephemeral locations (such as the tidal banks of the River Thames or rented storage units). Her range of media includes drawing, photography, sculpture, text, video, and digital production. Her work is regularly and extensively exhibited in North America and Europe.