Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing

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  • Fall  2018
    Volume 39, No.3

    Volume 39, No. 3, Fall 2018
    Welcome to ndncountry! This very special issue is a co-produced issue by Prairie Fire & CV2 and features over 50 Indigenous writers from across Canada. Check out new works by Gwen Bena...
Review of Books

Nuala: A Fable by Kimmy Beach

Reviewer: James Gifford

The flyer for Kimmy Beach’s beautifully produced novella Nuala advertises a dystopian future troubled with love, possessiveness, and envy—it lives up to the pitch.

  • The 2017 Bliss Carman Ring goes to Paris!

    October 1, 2018

    Tammy Armstrong, the winner of the 2017 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award shows off her new Bliss Carman ring on the streets of Paris. Check it out!

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  • ndncountry Issue Launch!!!

    September 12, 2018

    This fall, Prairie Fire and CV2 have teamed up to bring you ndncountry. Read More…

  • Laurie Block Obituary & Celebration of Life Notice

    September 4, 2018

    In the final hours of August 29th, on his own terms and with a peaceful spirit, Laurie Block passed away.

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  • PF @ 40 Part 4: Prairie Fire by Patrick Friesen

    August 10, 2018

    It took me a few years to get to know anyone in Winnipeg. I had arrived in 1965 from Steinbach, the small town where I was born, to attend university, but what was just as important as that education was the anonymity and solitude I craved. Read More…

  • Pictures from our PF Turns 40 Launch!

    August 3, 2018

    Here are some pictures from our most recent launch! Thank you to everyone who came out! Read More…

  • PF @ 40 Part 3: My Experience with the Early Sparks of Prairie Fire By Armin Wiebe

    So it’s the 1970s and I have this crazy notion that I will be a writer. In Manitoba. Read More…

  • PF @ 40 Part 2: Galley-Proofs Beyond Killer Highway by Carolyn Creed

    July 27, 2018

    One might think an hour’s drive toward editorial work

    would prove as easy as breath taken and expelled, but no—

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  • PF @ 40 Part 1: Notes Towards a Memoir by Rory Runnells

    July 20, 2018

    What does memory bring?  More exactly what do we bring to memory?  In the case of the early days of Prairie Fire, one remembers the coming together of several disparate artists and administrators at the cramped space on Donald St., the Arts Administrative Centre. 

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