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Pamela Mordecai’s Video Collection Now Available

Pamela Mordecai’s performances or readings of five of her six collections of poetry are now being shared with the world under a Creative Commons License at the following link: After more than a year’s editing, this video collection has just been released by the Centre for Innovation in Technology and Learning (CITL, formerly DELTS) at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN),… Read more →

Poem Wins First Prize in Room Magazine

I am honoured to receive First Place for my poetry in Room‘s 2015 Fiction and Poetry Contest. Room Magazine is Canada’s oldest literary journal by and about women. Published quarterly by the West Coast Feminist Literary Magazine Society, Room showcases fiction, poetry, reviews, art work, interviews and profiles about the female experience. Read the poem here.    Judge Jen Currin’s Comments: “Stephanie McKenzie’s ‘Cut from the Guyana Journals’… Read more →

Interview with poet Douglas Walbourne-Gough

Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a poet, editor and arts administrator living in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. He has twice won and once adjudicated the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Award’s senior poetry category; been published by CV2, Newfoundland Quarterly and QWERTY; awarded two NLAC professional project grants; been twice invited to read at the March Hare; given public readings in Corner… Read more →

Back in Newfoundland: The Familiar Made Strange

Ostranenie is a theoretical term that was coined by Russian writer and critic Viktor Borisovich Shklovsky. The English translation is “defamiliarization” and roughly stands for the concept of the familiar made strange. I love ostranenie. That is, I love it when I return to a place and I experience the familiar as strange. When I recently returned to Newfoundland after… Read more →