Congratulations to Shane Rhodes, whose poems “Pearl” and “The Body,” published in The Malahat Review, won gold at this year’s National Magazine Awards. Shane is Arc‘s poetry editor extraordinaire.
We have good taste—Arc also published the work of this year’s silver medalist Steven Heighton: “Election Night Dream, November 2008,” “World Enough,” and “Ribs (for Paul Quarrington)” came out in Arc 65.
Hats off also to our honourable mentionees Anne Simpson and David O’Meara, joined in the poetry category by Monty Reid, Dennis Lee, Sue Goyette, Eric Ormsby and Patricia Young, and to Anita Lahey, of other categories’ fame.
See the full list of NMA winners, and be sure to check out Arc‘s contest-themed annual, later this year.