News: Incoming Poetry Editor at This Magazine

O hai! I have some news. This Magazine just hired me as the new poetry editor. I’ll be trying hard to keep up w/the great work Dani Couture has been doing there for years. The incoming fiction editor is the excellent Andrew Battershill. You might know this already, but This Magazine has been in print since 1966, & has published some of Canada’s most important & progressive writers.

If yr interested, the magazine did a Q&A w/us.


New poem in Southword

I’ve got a new poem is about my first job—at Arby’s—in an Irish journal called Southword. Also mentioned in the poem: The Smiths, The Exploited, Charlie Chaplin, a book/film by John Irving (The Hotel New Hampshire), & a book/film by Christopher Bram (Gods & Monsters).

Here’s the poem.

New review of ‘Sharps’ in CV2


I’m thrilled that Sharps has gotten some new reviews ~2 years on from publication, including a long close read from Lisa Pike in the newest issue of CV2:

“Stevie Howell’s first collection of poetry positions the reader at a crossroads of time & space via its themes of consumerism, capitalism, & social inequality….there is wisdom here to be heeded.”