See our feature of Canadian poetry in Spring 2001

George Murray is a Contributing Editor for The Drunken Boat


Also in this issue.

Poetry from Australia

Poetry from Europe Including Rilke, Desnos, Bartolo Cattafi, and Albert Samain.

Poetry from Greece

Poetry from Lithuania

Poetry from South America including Pablo Neruda and Carilda Labra.

Poetry from the U.S.

Poetry from Vietnam

Poetry from Montreal

Canada-Winter 2002

Selected by George MurrayGeorge Murray

Stephanie Bolster Stephanie Bolster “The Japanese Pavilion” will appear in Stephanie Bolster's third book, Pavilion, due out with McClelland & Stewart in the spring of 2002. Her first book, White Stone: The Alice Poems, won the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 1998, and her second, Two Bowls of Milk, won the Archibald Lampman Award and was short-listed for Ontario's Trillium Award. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, she now teaches creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal.

Stephen BrockwellStephen Brockwell grew up in Montreal, Quebec and Glengarry Co, Ontario. He now lives in Ottawa where he works for Autodesk, a design software company. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies over the years, among them: The Antigonish Review, Descant, Prism International, Queen St Quarterly, Cross/cut: Contemporary Quebec Poets (Vehicule Press, 1982), Poets 88 (Quarry Press, 1988), Sounds New (Muses' Company, 1990). His most recent book is Cometology (ECW Press, 2001).

Eric Ormsby Eric Ormsby's poetry has appeared in most of the major journals in Canada, England, and the U.S., including The New Yorker, The New Republic, Paris Review, Descant, and Parnassus. His first collection, Bavarian Shrine and Other Poems won the 1991 QSPELL Poetry Prize, and in the following year he received an Ingram Merrill Foundation Award for “out-standing work as a poet.” His last book, Araby, was published with Véhicule Press, Montreal, in 2001. For a Modest God: New and Selected Poems (1997), was published with Grove Press in New York. Eric Ormsby is a professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University and has travelled widely in the Arab world.

Carmine Starnino Carmine Starnino's first book of poetry, The New World, was nominated for the 1997 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and the 1998 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book. His second collection, Credo, won last year's CAA Prize for Poetry. He currently serves on the editorial board for Canadian Notes & Queries and Books in Canada. A Lover's Quarrel, a book of criticism on Canadian poetry, is forthcoming from Porcupine's Quill.

Derek Webster's poems are forthcoming in The Boston Review, Bomb, and The Antigonish Review. He is starting a new magazine, Maisonneuve, and is Canadian Editor for Slope ( He lives in Montreal.