Jerusalem Flowers images by Reva Sharon.

Other poetry and translation in this issue:

Poetry from Belgium:

Gabriel and Marcel Piqueray

Poetry from Israel:

Rochelle Mass

Poetry from Russia:

Aleksander Pushkin

Poetry from Spain:

Rafael Pérez Estrada

Poets from the United States:

Erin Belieu

Barbara Bowen

Jan Heller Levi

Suzanne Lummis

Gary Whitehead

James Wren


Mark Aldrich

Andrey Kneller

Robert Archambeau

Jean-Luc Garneau

More poets and translations in our Winter Issue

More poets and translations in our Spring Issue

More poets and translations in our Summer Issue

More poets and translations in our Fall Issue

Poetry from Canada-Spring 2001

Contributing Editor, George Murray

Diana Fitzgerald Bryden is a Toronto poet, reviewer and essayist. Learning Russian, her first book of poetry, was published by The Mansfield Press in 2000. Her poems have appeared in various anthologies and journals, and she is finishing her second book, The City.

Joelle Hann Joelle Hann was raised on Saltspring Island, BC, and now lives in New York. She has published poetry and non-fiction in Fiddlehead, Fireweed, Matrix, Dandelion, Geist, Quill & Quire, etc, and has received two Canada Council grants as well as residencies at Banff and Yaddo. She holds an MFA and an MA from New York University.

Sonnet L'Abbe
Sonnet L'Abbe
is a writer and performer living in Toronto. Her first book of poetry, A Strange Relief, will be published in April by McClelland and Stewart.

rob mclennanrob mclennan is a poet, editor, publisher & a few other things, based in Ottawa, Canada's glorious capital. the editor/publisher of above/ground press & STANZAS magazine, his most recent appearances are the chapbooks "sex at 31" (above/ground press), "some breaths" (Staccato) & his 6th full collection, "harvest: a book of signifiers" (fall 2001, Talonbooks). his second show of artwork, "lost language", appeared at Gamma Ray Productions, Ottawa in March 2000. His web site tells all.

David O'Meara was born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario. He has bartended in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Montreal, taught English in Kwang-ju, South Korea, and currently lives and writes in Ottawa. "Rain" is excerpted from his first book Storm Still, which was short-listed for The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (for the best first book of poems in Canada).

 A. F. Moritz A. F. Moritz has published twelve volumes of poetry, and various works of translation and nonfiction, and having received many national and international honors. His book Rest on the Flight into Egypt (1999) was nominated for the 2000 Governor General's Award in Canada; his poetry has been honored in the United States with the Guggenheim Fellowship, the Ingram Merrill Fellowship, the Award in Literature of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and selection to the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. His poems have been anthologized in four editions of the annual The Best American Poetry anthology series, and have often appeared in American Poetry Review, Yale Review, Paris Review, Hudson Review, Partisan Review, and many other US journals.

George MurrayGeorge Murray joins The Drunken Boat as a Contributing Editor with this issue of Canadian Poetry. His poetry collection, The Cottage-Builder's Letter has just been published by McClelland and Stewart Ltd. His first book of poems, Carousel: A Book of Second Thoughts was published in 2000. He has been an editor at the Literary Review of Canada and Smoke, and his poetry, fiction, and criticism have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, including Antigonish Review, Descant, The Fiddlehead, the Globe and Mail, The Iowa Review, The New Quarterly, The Ontario Review, Prairie Fire, PRISM International, and Write Magazine. Raised in rural Ontario, he now lives in New York City.

Richard Outram Richard Outram was born in Canada in 1930. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto (Philosophy and English) and is now retired from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Richard Outram is the author of numerous collections of poetry. His latest collection, Dove Legend, has been published recently by The Porcupine's Quill. His previous collecton, Benedict Abroad, won the City of Toronto Book Award for 1999. Outram's work has also been widely published in journals and magazines. His many public readings include the Harbourfront Reading Series and a one-person reading at the National Library of Canada.

John PassJohn Pass has been published widely in Canada since the 1970's. He won the CIVA Canada Poetry Prize in 1988. The Hour's Acropolis (Harbour Publishing, 1991) was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Award (BC Book Prize). His thirteenth collection, Water Stair (Oolichan Books, 2000) was nominated for a Governor General's Award and is nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Award (BC Book Prize for Poetry). He lives on BC's Sunshine Coast with his wife, writer Theresa Kishkan, and their three children.

Ann Shin writes and makes films. Aside from these untitled poems from her Speed of Now manuscript, Ann is currently working on a novel about several people lost in the worlds of dot-coms and TV. Coincidentally, her newest documentary film project is about the social impact of the global Internet industry. Her last documentary, Western Eyes, has won awards and been screened in festivals in Europe, United States and Canada. Previous publications include The Last Thing Standing, a book of poetry about the notion of home, published by Mansfield Press, 2000.

John Unrau was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, raised on prairies, completed his B.A. at Alberta, M.A. and D.Phil at Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship. He has two books on architecture with Thames and Hudson of London, one book on biography and paintings of a prairie Mennonite woman (Windflower, Winnipeg, 1991), and one thin book of poems, Iced Water with Salmon Books of Ireland which got good reviews in LRC and TLS. He teaches adults in the evenings at York University's Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies.

Paul Vermeersch Paul Vermeersch lives in Toronto where he's the artistic director of The I.V. Lounge Reading Series. His first collection of poetry, Burn, was published in 2000 by ECW Press and was shortlisted for the 2001 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award (for the best first book of poetry in Canada). He edited The I.V. Lounge Reader, an anthology of new Canadian writing, which is forthcoming this spring from Insomniac Press. His next book of poetry is scheduled for 2002.