The Nashwaak Review
“The list of international award-winning contributors in this issue shows how far our magazine has come,” says Stewart Donovan, Professor of English Language and Literature and Irish Studies at St. Thomas University and editor of the Review. “Its reputation now attracts some of the finest writers in the country and beyond.” Award Winning Poets and Short Story Writers Award-winning poets and short story writers from across Canada are featured in the issue including Bert Almon whose most recent collection of poems A Ghost in Waterloo Station, won the City of Edmonton’s Book Prize and the Writer’s Guild of Alberta’s Award for Poetry. Roger Nash, winner of numerous literary prizes including the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Poetry, has two poems in the publication. Fern Carr, who has had her work published and distributed in over twenty countries and composes and translates poetry in five languages, has three poems in the issue. Acclaimed poet and fiction writer Cyril Dabydeen is also a contributor. Dabydeen’s novel Drums of My Flesh was long listed for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize and won the Guyana Prize for Fiction. The issue publishes writers living and working in remote and exotic places: Julian Hoffman is living in northern Greece; Elena Johnson was the inaugural writer-in-residence at a remote research station in the Yukon; Joshua Learn recently spent a year freelancing in Latin America. Emerging Writers The issue also features many emerging writers. Deborah Herman from Toronto is a graduate student at York University. St. Thomas University’s Troy Fullerton, who was published in The STU Reader, has one poem in the book. And Matthew Cook, a student at Cape Breton University, earned the 2009 David Alexander Prize for the best essay written by an undergraduate in history at a Canadian university for his essay “Going Down the Road: Rural Cape Breton Migration to the Sydney Steel Plant 1899-1920”. The artwork on the cover is by Lynda Lou MacIntyre, a recently retired school teacher from Cape Breton and artist of four previous Review covers.