Prairie Fire: a Canadian Magazine of New Writing

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  • Fall  2019
    Volume 40, No.3

    Volume 40, No. 3, Fall 2019
    Poems by Winnipeg's Inaugural Poet Laureate, Di Brandt! Also new works by Robert Hilles, Marilyn Bowering, JL Lori & more! ...
Review of Books

The Old Songs By Madeline Coopsammy

Reviewer: Faith Johnston

Coopsammy’s novel, set in Trinidad in the 1950’s, features Tessa Joseph who is eight years old when the story begins and nineteen when it ends with her leaving the island, having won a scholarship to attend university in Delhi.

  • Introducing PF’s new Editor: Carolyn Gray! (And Minnie!)

    December 10, 2019

    Prairie Fire is happy to have a new Editor and team member: Carolyn Gray! Read More…

  • Glitter & Fall: A Gala Poetry/Music Recital

    November 19, 2019

    Di Brandt is having a gala, which will feature her work written as Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate. We featured some of this writing in our fall issue. If you’re interested in attending an evening of beautiful poetry set to music and voice, on November 25th, read on! Read More…

  • Prairie Fire is Hiring!

    October 16, 2019

    Deadline passed. Thank you to everyone who applied!

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  • Remembering Andris Taskans

    September 28, 2019

    On the afternoon of Friday, September 27th, 2019, Andris Taskans passed away. Read More…

  • A Couple Pics from the POETRY BASH!

    September 25, 2019

    We were able to snag a couple shots from the POETRY BASH that we thought we’d share. Thanks to everyone who came out to the event! Read More…

  • The Bliss Carman Ring! Poetry Bash! Jim Johnstone! Oh, My!

    September 19, 2019

    Join us at the Winnipeg International Writers Festival on September 24th for POETRY BASH! Come for the poetry, stay to see our 2018 Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award Winner Jim Johnstone receive the Bliss Carman ring! (Ain’t it a beauty?!)

    As well, Jim, along with Deanna Young, Cam Scott, Kaie Kellough and Monica Kidd will be reading some stellar poetry.

    It’ll be a great night at the festival! We hope to see you there!

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  • Announcing our new Fiction editor: Marjorie Poor!

    June 27, 2019

    Marj is an Editor who works for Manitoba Education and Prairie Books NOW. Also, if you’ve been to a book launch or literary event in Winnipeg, you’ve probably run into Marj. She’s a staple in the literary community, and we’re so happy to have her as part of our team! Welcome, Marj!

    L to R: Janine Tschuncky, Marj Poor, Lindsey Childs
  • Farewell to Fiction Editor Melissa Steele

    Melissa Steele, our fiction editor for the last three years has stepped down. We would like to thank Melissa for her support and care in helping to choose our fiction and for being a part of our team. Thank you so, so, much, Melissa! You will be missed!

    We will be announcing our new fiction editor this afternoon. Stay tuned!

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    This winter we feature the 2019 Anne Szumigalski lecture by Billy-Ray Belcourt! Plus, lots of new poetry, prose and non-fic!

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