The Artisanal Writer

Exploring the Craft and Practice of Writing

Welcome to Vol XXVI, the September 2023 Issue

Welcome to Vol XXV1, the September 2023 Issue, featuring craft essays, discussions and author interviews about the latest fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Starting with this issue, our publication schedule has been altered from the start of each month to the mid-month. As with previous issues, we are pleased to share with you a diverse array of voices, politics and sensibilities from across Canada and the globe.

In this issue Giller-nominated Toronto writer and educator Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, talks to Shelly Kawaja about her latest novel Wait Softly Brother (Wolsak & Wynn, May 2023). Toronto based Senior Scholar and Professor Emerita at York University Marlene Kadar talks to Lucy Black about her newest story collection (Broken Fiction, Innana Publications, May 2023). Atlantic poet Adam Beardsworth talks to Emily Cann about his newest poetry collection (No Place Like, Gaspereau Press, April 2023).

Boston poet and playwright Kelly DuMar writes about the Paradoxical Art of Epistolary Erasures leaning on her experience in the writing of her new book jinx and heavenly calling: I poached a portion of my mother’s love letters to my father, 1953-1954 (Lily Poetry Review Books, March 2023) and Mid Atlantic writer and traveller Doug Bruns reflects on his experience of Being A Writer.

During the past month, we had the pleasure of welcoming Paul Dhillon into our team and to thank Lucy Black and Amelie Laura Francis for thier past contributions.

We hope you will enjoy this issue and feed us back with your comments and ideas to make AW more effective in serving the community of writers and readers. Many thanks for being here!