So, last summer, I was pretty sure that that would be the last time I would be managing editor for this website. I was absolutely sure. But then again, I was also sure that COVID-19 would never make it to Canada, never mind Fredericton, New Brunswick. So, what we've learned during this whole venture is that I am often wrong and you should never listen to me.
No but really, thank you so much for having me for the last two years. This really has been a transformative work experience and I value every opportunity I've been given here. As I sign-off for the last time here, I'd like to acknowledge everyone whose work helped build this website while I was here.
First of all, thank you to my predecessors Kathleen Pond and Katlin Copeland, former managing editors of the Atlantic Canadian Poets' Archive and Poetic Places Fredericton, respectively. They both made it as painless as possible for me to take over their roles and further develop their projects.
Thank you to all of the poets who've donated their work to us over the last two years: Tadhg Saxa Cooper, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Margo Wheaton, Grace Butler Difalco, and Cyril Welch on behalf of Liliane Welch. I would personally like to give special thanks to Agnes Walsh, Jenna Lyn Albert, and Ross Leckie for granting permissions to poems for entries and analyses that I wrote and co-wrote. But also, thank you to all the essayists who contributed their analyses. Since we don't have a page dedicated to the contributing writers, I'll be linking all their names to the pieces they wrote: Dana P. MacDonald, Sara Nason, Kathleen Pond, Erica Marrison, Neomi Iancu Haliva, Gillian Little, Caelin Sullivan, Claude Chartier, and Charlotte Simmons.
Thank you to all the student poets who agreed to interviews and to donate some of their work: Sara Nason, Lexi McCormack, Heather Clark, Charlotte Simmons, Eddie Dust, and Tyler Haché. If you'd like to read those interviews and their poetry, or any of the other blog entries since I've been here, all of my blog posts can be found between the June 2018 and August 2020 tabs on the blog archives to the right of this post.
Finally, thank you to my boss, Kathleen McConnell, and to you, who've read the pieces we've published here.
Be seeing you,
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino (translated by William Weaver)
Jane, Unlimited by Kristine Cashore
First recommended and loaned to me by my boss Kathy when I started working for her in 2018, I then picked up my own copies of these books.
Going Around with Bachelors by Agnes Walsh
I co-wrote an analysis with Dana P. MacDonald based on a poem in this book.
You Can't Stay Here by Jasmina Odor
One Year Later by RM Vaughan
These two launched their books together at the Fredericton Public Library in 2018.
Rising by Al Cusack
Goodbye Horses by Nathaniel G. Moore
Little Wild by Curtis LeBlanc
This Will Be Good by Mallory Tater
Four texts on sale from performers at a book launch I went to at The Abbey in Fredericton, 2018.
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
Eye Level by Jenny Xie
Recommended to me by Heather Clark in our interview, as part of a series of interviews in 2019.
Recommended to me by Charlotte Simmons in our interview.
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky)
Lunch Poems by Frank O'Hara
Recommended to me by Eddie Dust in our interview.
Earthly Pages by Don Domanski (edited by Brian Bartlett)
Recommended to me by Tyler Haché in our interview.
Bec & Call by Jenna Lyn Albert
I wrote an analysis based on a poem in this book.
Save the Cat! Writes a Novel by Jessica Brody
Writing as a Way of Healing by Louise DeSalvo
Attack of the Copula Spiders by Douglas Glover
A Passion for Narrative by Jack Hodgins
Write Moves: A Creative Writing Guide and Anthology by Nancy Pagh
The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler
Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut
I picked up all these books as part of Kathy's Wording Around with Prose webinars.
Drumbeats by Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart
A gift from my boss Kathy. I'm a huge Rush fan!
Gravity's Plumb Line by Ross Leckie
I co-wrote an analysis with Claude Chartier and Charlotte Simmons based on a poem in this book.
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