EVENT 42/3 Digital Edition


EVENT 42/3 features the three winning entries from our 2013 Non-Fiction Contest picked by Russell Wangersky: Jennifer Morgan’s “Inshallah,” Benjamin Willems’s “I dream of my standalone Quiznos” and Susan Buis’s “CARE.” There’s also poetry by Lisa Robertson, Hoa Nguyen, Helen Guri, Paul Dutton and Michael Kenyon; fiction by Bill Gaston and Zoey Leigh Peterson; reviews by Kevin McNeilly, Andrew MacDonald and Elizabeth McCausland; and a whole lot more. Get your copy today!

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Creative Non-Fiction

Russel Wangersky 2013 Non-Fiction Contest
Jennifer Morgan Inshallah
Benjamin Willems I dream of my standalone Quiznos
Susan Buis CARE


Lisa Robertson From ‘On Physical Real Beginning and What Happens Next’
Russell Thornton THREE POEMS
Alice Burdick Distraction Poem
Joanne Arnott TWO POEMS
Helen Guri Kettle
Paul Dutton FOUR POEMS
Michael Kenyon TWO POEMS
Mark Truscott From ‘Branches’
Matt Rader From Dante’s Inferno, Canto I, II. 1–18
Dorothy Field Dreaming the Dodgers
Taryn Hubbard V3T


Ben Merriman Cooling
Bill Gaston Any Forest Seen from Orbit
Kevin Hardcastle Old Man Marchuk
Zoey Leigh Peterson Our Language


On Poetry Michael Crummey, Under the Keel: Poems (Anansi, 2013)
Michael Mirolla, The House on 14th Avenue (Signature Editions, 2013)
Stephanie McKenzie, Saviours in this Little Space for Now (Salmonpoetry, 2013)
Reviewed by Crystal Hurdle.

Russell Thornton, Birds, Metals, Stones & Rain (Harbour Publishing, 2013)
Anne Compton, Alongside (Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2013)
John Reibetanz, Afloat (Brick Books, 2013)
Reviewed by Kevin McNeilly.

On Non-Fiction Carol Shaben, Into the Abyss: How a Deadly Plane Crash Changed the Lives of a Pilot, a Politician, a Criminal and a Cop (Random House Canada, 2012)
Jay Ruzesky, In Antarctica: An Amundsen Pilgrimage (Nightwood Editions, 2013)
Reviewed by Andrew MacDonald.

On Fiction Corinna Chong, Belinda’s Rings (NeWest, 2013)
Claire Wilkshire Maxine (Breakwater Books, 2013)
Reviewed by Elizabeth McCausland.

Ayelet Tsabari, The Best Place on Earth (HarperCollins, 2013)
Théodora Armstrong Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility (Astoria, 2013)
Reviewed by Liza Potvin.*

On the cover: ‘Untitled’ by David Zilber, 2013.

Read more about our contributors here.