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

    OTTAWA, June 24 /CNW Telbec/ -

    Release Dates: July through December 2008
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    Arc Poetry Magazine celebrates 30 years of publishing the best Canadian
contemporary poetry with the Thirtieth Anniversary Issue, 1978-2008, which
features engaging and compelling poetry and essays by 30 Canadian poets.
    "Arc Poetry Magazine has never failed to show off what it has held
between its varied covers for nearly three decades: the finest new poetry, and
the most comprehensive selection of poetic discourse and criticism in the
country," said Arc Poetry Magazine's Editor, Anita Lahey.


    Thirty years of Arc Poetry Magazine will be celebrated at the launch of
the Thirtieth Anniversary Issue at the Ottawa International Writers Festival
on Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:30 pm (Library and Archives Canada,
395 Wellington Street, Ottawa).

    A Brief History of Arc Poetry Magazine

    Arc Poetry Magazine was founded in 1978 at Carleton University by Michael
Gnarowski, Tom Henighan and Christopher Levenson. Arc left the umbrella of
Carleton University after only a few issues and became an independent
not-for-profit organization. Arc has published poets who are significant
contributors to Canada's literary landscape, including Carole Shields, Steven
Heighton, Di Brandt, Erin Mouré, Diana Brebner, George Elliott Clarke and Roo
Borson, to name but a few.

    About Arc Poetry Magazine

    Arc Poetry Magazine nurtures and promotes the composition and
appreciation of poetry, and also administers awards, contests, public readings
and other events.

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For further information: media inquiries: Suki Lee, (416) 529-7979,

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