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    The literal – and literary – futures we build

    Briarpatch editor Saima Desai talks to two judges of our Writing in the Margins contest about Idle No More and MMIWG, ethical kinship, writing queer sex, and their forthcoming work.

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    FOR THE DREAMERS

    “In the palm of my hand, I delicately finger a pair of unfamiliar ID cards printed on worn pieces of coloured paper, yellow and salmon pink. The faded type reveals they were issued in the spring of 1941 with approval from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” Creative non-fiction winner of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    johnnie walker walks

    “my father can’t kill us because respectable brown man / because i’m his name / because service worker / because why kill me when he can / make me / kill myself?” Poetry runner-up of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    A nursery tale of the sea

    “There is a Sunday quietness / to the sea with just one diseased whale with sad, ulcerous eye / and her dead calf swirling around the tepid / teacup of brown water.” Best of Regina winner of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    “To create other worlds inside this one”

    An interview with Writing in the Margins judges Gwen Benaway, Alicia Elliott, and Jalani Morgan

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    Geography Lessons

    “She points, / here’s Canada, here’s home, caught in a ganglion / of lakes. Our cupped hands cradle continents in turn.” Poetry winner of the 2017 Writing in the Margins contest

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    The McGill Experiments

    “After his release, he cannot listen to loud noises, cannot sleep through the night; for a long while, he believes they will still come for him.” The creative nonfiction winner of our 2017 Writing in the Margins contest.

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    Whether…weather

    Best hometown entry of the 2017 Writing in the Margins contest!

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    November Threads

    Honourable mention, creative non-fiction, of the 2017 Writing in the Margins contest!

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    Black Canadian History in Schools

    The honourable mention (poetry) of our seventh annual writing contest

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    Writing For These Times

    An exclusive interview with this year’s Writing in the Margins contest judges, Janet Rogers and Fathima Cader.

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    No Line In Time

    Poetry winner of the 2016 Writing in the Margins contest.

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    Obsidian Stone Wiya

    Creative non-fiction winner of the 2016 Writing in the Margins contest.

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    You’re One Or The Other

    2016 Writing in the Margins – Honourable mention: creative non-fiction

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    That’s My Team

    Winner of the “Best of Regina” category in the sixth annual Writing in the Margins contest.

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    Brother

    2016 Writing in the Margins – Honourable mention: poetry

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    An Interview with Richard Van Camp

    Catch up with Richard Van Camp, our creative non-fiction judge in the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    Writing Across Borders

    Briarpatch editor Tanya Andrusieczko caught up with our sixth annual writing contest judges to talk history, habits, politics, and writing.

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    Free Trade Agreement

    “Free Trade Agreement” is the runner-up for best poem in the 2015 Writing in the Margins contest.

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    Bombshell

    “Bombshell” is the runner-up for best creative non-fiction in the 2015 Writing in the Margins contest.