Arc Poetry Magazine
|Managing Editor||Monty Reid|
Arc Poetry Magazine is a quarterly literary magazine established in 1978, publishing poetry and prose about poetry.
Arc became an independent not-for-profit organization unaffiliated with Carleton University after only a few issues. Christopher Levenson remained the editor until 1988. Arc has published works by significant Canadian poets such as Carol Shields, Don Domanski, Steven Heighton, Di Brandt, Erin Mouré, Diana Brebner, George Elliott Clarke, Robin Skelton, Roo Borson, and Bronwen Wallace.
Arc's mission is to nurture and promote composition and appreciation of poetry in Canada and abroad, with particular but not exclusive emphasis on poetry written by Canadians. In addition to publishing and distributing the work of poets, Arc Poetry Magazine organizes and administers awards, contests, public readings and other events.
The title refers to Michael Gnarowski's idea of "a poetry magazine that would counteract the burgeoning chauvinism, and be open to contributions from all quarters, a magazine that would not espouse Canadian nationalism as such, but would extend an 'arc' to encompass Canadian contributions, while by no means shutting the door on any writer because of his or her background, origins, political or aesthetic affiliations."
Awards presented by Arc
- Archibald Lampman Award
- Diana Brebner Prize
- Poem of the Year Contest
- Confederation Poets Prize
- Critics' Desk Award
- Deachman, Bruce (22 October 2008). "Riding the Arc; Ottawa literary magazine marks 30 years of poetry". Ottawa Citizen.
- Barton, John (1998). We all begin in a little magazine: Arc and the promise of Canada's poets. MQUP. ISBN 0886293251.
- "Arc Poetry Magazine Turns 30: The Oldest and Most Established National Journal of Canadian Poetry Celebrates 30 Years of Publishing with a 30-Themed Issue Featuring 30 Canadian Poets" (Press release). Ottawa. 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2013-04-27.
- Henighan, Tom. "How Arc Poetry Magazine Came About". Tom Henighan's Journal. Retrieved 26 April 2013.