Category Archives: TNQ Recommends

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Wildly talented Waterloo writer Carrie Anne Snyder is anticipating the release of her latest collection, The Juliet Stories, in March of this year. Our Fall 2009 issue featured 3 of Carrie’s Juliet Stories, and the winter issue of TNQ, which has yet to hit newsstands, features a fourth. Carrie dropped by to pick up her [...]

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 [...]

Best Canadian Essays

The 2011 edition of Tightrope Books’ Best Canadian Essays is now in bookstores.  This year’s edition features two fabulous essays originally published in TNQ: Caroline Adderson’s Magazine As Muse (a recurring TNQ feature) piece from issue #113, “Highlights for Children,” about (you guessed it) her love of Highlights for Children (and an early stint as [...]

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 [...]

100 Thousand Poets For Change

Beverly Akerman, whose list story, “What I’ve Prayed For” was published in Issue 114 (and later in her collection, The Meaning Of Children), wrote to tell me about 100 Thousand Poets for Change. The event intrigued me, so I asked her to tell me, and you, more about it. Take it away Beverly… Though I’ve [...]

An Optimism

A week has passed since we heard the news about Jack Layton, and I still tear up when I hear people talking about it. It’s strange. It’s easy to dismiss, as some have, our country’s conspicuous outpouring of grief as mere celebrity worship. I’ve never met the man whose death has effected me so deeply. [...]


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