The Malahat Review is among Canada’s leading literary journals. Published quarterly, it features contemporary Canadian and international works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction as well as reviews of recently published Canadian poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction. Issue #200 also marks the fiftieth issue of this exceptional West Coast-based literary journal. Some excerpts from this issue are available online here: http://www.malahatreview.ca/issues/200.html
Of special note:
Emily Carr’s unpublished memoir “Afterglow” in which she relates the “supreme death-beauty” of three individuals she had known, one being her sister Lizzie:
“Lizzie was beyond, beyond, beyond. All those little bothers drowned in a peace so much bigger than anything in life.”
Poetry from Karen Enns, “Changing the Clocks” (an excerpt):
It is enough, she says, not to herself or to me, but to the gods of streetlights
or the souls of dripping trees. Too early for darkness,
but the clocks have been set back an hour,
or a year, or is it years? The sound of rain is decades long.
An eerie short story about a young child pursuing Buddhist enlightenment (and troubling his mother in the process) by Jason Jobin: “Before He Left”:
He didn’t always sit in lotus. Sometimes he would be in regular cross-legged pose or have both legs straight out in front of him. On his head one day, all fours the next, Then in some kind of twisted sideways sprawl. He sat still for so long. My Billy, now a monk, now a garden gnome.
At a little under 200 pages, this issue of The Malahat Review is full of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and book reviews.
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