Prairie Fire: a Canadian magazine of New Writing

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  • Winter  2018
    Volume 39, No.4

    Volume 39, No. 4, Winter 2018
    This issue features Alice Major's Anne Szumigalski Memorial Lecture, as well as new work by John Barton, Myrna Kostash, Bert Almon, Kim Davids Mandar, Christopher Graham-Rombough & more! ...
Review of Books

Believing is not the same as Being Saved by Lisa Martin

Reviewer: Noah Cain

Believing is not the same as Being Saved, Lisa Martin’s second book of poetry, is a careful examination of grief, change and the lines between things.

  • Contest Winners Announced!

    January 14, 2019

    The winners of the 2018 writing contests have officially been announced! Thank you to everyone who entered!

    And the winners are…

  • It’s the FINAL DAY of the contest!

    November 30, 2018

    It’s the final day to get your contest entries in! $6000 in cash prizes and the Bliss Carman ring to be won!

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  • A Note on the Contest and Canada Post

    November 23, 2018

    We’re in the final days of the contest!! Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 30th.

    If you’re sending an entry and worried the postal strike might delay it, just shoot us an email [email protected] and let us know it’s coming. We’re going to hold off on sending the entries to the judges as long as we can to make sure everyone’s entry makes it here before we send them along.

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  • ndncountry Edmonton Launch!

    November 8, 2018

    That’s right! We’re having a second launch for ndncountry in Edmonton! Read More…

  • 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…

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    This winter’s issue features Alice Major’s Anne Szumigalski Lecture as well as new work from Myrna Kostash, John Barton, Carole Giangrande, Eric Paul Shaffer & many more!

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