Author Archives: Jill Widner

The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada’s International Literary Journal

Selections from The Fiddlehead: Atlantic Canada’s International Literary Journal. No. 259 Spring 2014, including “When Stars Fell Like Salt Before the Revolution,” selected by Douglas Glover as one of two honourable mentions in The Fiddlehead’s 23rd annual fiction contest.   … Continue reading

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short fiction 7, university of plymouth press, united kingdom

Short Fiction 7, University of Plymouth Press, launches tonight at the Plymouth International Book Festival 2013 http://www.shortfictionjournal.co.uk/ and inside,

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franz wright again. a room again. an april room.

I know I’m not supposed to be posting these poems that I wouldn’t even have happened upon if it hadn’t been national poetry month. I love this one. And its structure. The idea of enclosing a poem in a block of prose. … Continue reading

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cynthia zarin again

Strange to come by chance upon the work of a writer–a poet, which is slightly odd–to be struck as I was by a poem, when poetry is not what I reach for first. Wasn’t I reminded just this morning that there … Continue reading

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a green raft on a muddy swell

A Green Raft on a Muddy Swell, a collection of short stories that includes a novella-length excerpt from The Smell of Sulphur–that novel I’ve been working on for so long–has been shortlisted for the 2013 Scott Prize (Salt Publishing, UK). … Continue reading

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friday harbor leaving

Strange to think from here that I was there. It was a kind of scouring being there. The days shone and then went dry, were light then dark, as was the writing, which flourished and disappeared like the moon, like the weather, … Continue reading

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from lost to found: on pl travers

I dreamed last night of a postcard. Not the image on the front, but the handwriting on the back, which I recognized, as well as the feeling of calm reading the handwriting had on me. The note was brief. Write to … Continue reading

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