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  • Winter  2017
    Volume 37, No.4

    VOLUME 37, NO.4, WINTER 2016/2017
    New works from Méira Cook, John O'Neill, Di Brandt & more! Also a tribute to Turnstone Press's 40th birthday with pieces by Dennis Cooley, Patrick Friesen, Sylvia Legris, Brenda Sciberras a...
Review of Books
The Effects of Isolation on the Brain

The Effects of Isolation on the Brain by Erika Rummel

Reviewer: Bev Sandell Greenberg


How does an emotionally deprived childhood affect one’s behaviour as an adult?

  • World Poetry Day 2017!

    March 22, 2017

    Yesterday, Prairie Fire and CV2 celebrated World Poetry Day with a reading at McNally Robinson and cake! We were treated to readings by three local poets and two Slam poets out of Glenlawn Collegiate. Here are some pictures from the celebration. Read More…

  • Tickets for Speaking Volumes on Sale Now!

    February 28, 2017

    Tickets are on sale now for our upcoming spring Speaking   Volumes fundraiser! Read More…

  • Our Winter Issue “Turnstone at 40” has launched!

    February 10, 2017

    We launched the issue last night at McNally Robinson Booksellers! Read More…

  • Launch of Prairie Fire’s Winter Issue: Turnstone at 40!

    January 30, 2017

    February 9th, 2017
    McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg Read More…

  • 2017 Writing Contest Judges Announced!

    January 18, 2017

    We have our judges for our 2017 writing contests! Read More…

  • Announcement: The Winners of the 2016 Prairie Fire & McNally Robinson Bookseller Writing Contests

    January 17, 2017

    We have our winners! Congratulations to this year’s winning writers and thank you to everyone who entered.

    For a complete list of this year’s winners, click here.

  • Some big changes at PF!

    December 16, 2016

    The upcoming “Turnstone at 40” winter issue is off to the printer and the contest entries have been processed and bundled for the judges! It’s been a busy month! So busy, that we haven’t had much time to do a proper post about some changes to our editing team…


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  • Winnipeg-based Indigenous Writers—submit your work to Prairie Fire’s New Special Issue

    December 6, 2016

    Located in the middle of Turtle Island, Winnipeg has always been a place where Indigenous people have gathered to share their stories. Prairie Fire wants to celebrate this tradition with a new special issue that showcases the strength and beauty of Indigenous voices in win-nipi, the place of muddy water. Read More…

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