The next issue of Existere: Journal of Arts and Literature, a nationally distributed, York University student-run literary magazine, is now on stands.
The current issue features new works by award-winning poet Gary Allen, author of 13 collections of poems, the most recent of which is Mexico, and two-time Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan Robert Currie, author of 10 books including the novel Living with the Hawk. The issue contains short stories, poetry and reviews of books, such as Lisa Moore’s Caught, as well as art and non-fiction pieces.
A new short story by York creative writing and English alumnus Mark Jordan Manner, “Everything Almost”, is in this issue. Manner won the 2011 President’s Creative Writing Award for Fiction, followed by the award for best Stage Play in 2012. In 2013 he won the President’s Creative Writing Award for both fiction and stage play, as well as the Babs Burggraf Award in Creative Writing. His work has appeared in several literary journals.
Another highlights of the Fall 2013/Winter 2014 issue is York English Professor, poet and writer Priscila Uppal in conversation with English and creative writing program alumna Ekraz Singh (BA Hon ’13), executive editor of Existere. Uppal is the author of nine collections of poetry, including Ontological Necessities, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize; and the novels The Divine Economy of Salvation and To Whom It May Concern. Her most recent work, Projection: Encounters with my Runaway Mother, was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Literary Award and the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.
Existere publishes selections work from contributors around the world. It was founded and first published in 1978. Over nearly three decades, it has largely published as a quarterly, but in recent years has published semi-annually. It is a venue for emerging and established talent from York and around the world.
Copies can be found at The York University Bookstore, Book City (Annex, Danforth) and Presse Internationale (Bloor, College, Danforth).
For more information, visit the Existere website.