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PF @ 40 Part 4: Prairie Fire by Patrick Friesen

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.

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Children Shouldn’t Use Knives by Shirley Camia

Shirley Camia’s eleven spare, imagistic poems are so very slight—wispy, flickering at the edges of what children perceive and remember.

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Pictures from our PF Turns 40 Launch!

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

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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.

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

One might think an hour’s drive toward editorial work would prove as easy as breath taken and expelled, but no— even called “milk run” to summon visions of dailiness, of zip out/zip in ease, any trip along Killer Highway 6 rumbles, latent with catastrophe.

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