Author Archives: Kim

An old soul—Amanda Baker-Patterson

The judges of our Occasional Verse Contest said of Amanda-Baker Patterson’s 3rd place winner, “Happy Heart Day,” that it was the entry “most in the spirit of our contest’s namesake: light verse well done was Nick’s trademark—and his poems, like this one, often had a teasing edge to them.” “Happy Heart Day” is an anti-Valentine’s [...]

Blessings: a conversation with Elizabeth Creith

Poet, artist, and bookmaker Elizabeth Creith was twice short-listed in 2011′s Occasional Verse contest (we’re currently accepting entries for this year’s contest—the deadline is February 28). We wanted to know more about the sensibility that animated her poems—one a house blessing, the other a paean to her favorite bakery, both exuding a sense of warmth [...]

Kim’s Canlit-news round-up

A love of the arts is something communicated in the culture of a family, perhaps also in the genes, so it is not surprising that mine is not the only literary offspring of TNQ. Poetry editor John Vardon (you can read his interview with poet Marilyn Bowering in our upcoming winter issue) tells me his [...]

Brag Time at the turn of the year, 2012

TNQ likes to show off its own, both writers and editors. For those poetry keeners who’d enjoy listening in on some literary talk while polishing off the eggnog, cleaning out the year’s clutter, strapping on cross country skis, or writing — yet again — to thank great Aunt Hilda for the fruitcake, here’s a link [...]

Thank You to everyone who has made our first 30 years possible

Thank you to all who have made our first 30 years possible. They say it takes a village to raise a child, and the same can be said of a literary magazine. On the front lines, of course, are the editors, all dedicated volunteers, and the office staff lead, these days, by Managing Editor Melissa [...]

I Stand Here Ironing

The New Quarterly’s blog was named, designed, and carried for most of its first year by Rosalynn Tyo, for six years TNQ’s Managing Editor. Those who loved her wryly opinionated, idiosyncratically voiced pieces on all things literary will already have made their way over to her new blog, “Reading Like a Mother,” launched as her [...]


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