The Capilano Review

Archived since Fall 2021 Modern Archive Three times a year
8 issues
The Capilano Review is a triannual journal of contemporary writing and visual art based in Vancouver, Canada. Dedicated to experimentation across boundaries, forms, and contexts—with particular emphasis on promoting dialogue between the literary and visual arts—each issue of the Review features innovative poetry, fiction, essays, interviews, criticism, art sections, and artists’ projects by both emerging and established writers and artists working at the leading edge of their fields.

The work collected in each issue is critically and socially engaged, playful and language-oriented, and rigorously interdisciplinary. Originally founded in 1972 at Capilano College in North Vancouver, The Capilano Review has operated as an independent, not-for-profit publication since 2015. Its award-winning literary contributors include Jordan Abel, D.M. Bradford, Dionne Brand, Liz Howard, Canisia Lubrin, Daphne Marlatt, Erín Moure, Cecily Nicholson, Michael Ondaatje, Fred Wah, and Ian Williams, among many others. 

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Latest issue
Issue 4.2: IT IS WHAT IT IS offers a sustained meditation on the aesthetic potential and political utility of concreteness and affirmation. Against a stance of passive acceptance – it is what it is, and we cannot change it – the work in this issue turns the phrase into an active political provocation: we name the conditions of possibility that we want to see in the world and, in so doing, speak them into being.

Featuring new poetry and prose by Dani Carter, Ashton Diduck, River Halen, Henry Heavyshield, Irum, Woojae Kim, Alice Notley, Gerry Shikatani, and Yoon Sook Cha; a feature conversation between Alice Notley and Deanna Fong on the energetic and healing effects of poetry; a collaborative artist project by Benjamin de Boer, SK Maston, and Ami Xherro exploring presence and trace; a conversation between Fred Wah and Jastej Luddu on multicultural discourse and archival recordings; and an image folio of artworks by Derya Akay, Jonathan Alfaro, Marvin Luvualu António, Tiziana La Melia, Elizabeth McIntosh, and Tania Willard showcasing variations on mark-making as a playful meditation on “artists, writing.”

Subjects: Art, Literature

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  • First Issue: Fall 2021
  • Latest Issue: Spring 2024
  • Issue Count: 8
  • Published: Three times a year