Fathom 1984



Inside Cover



Babila Mutia
Margaret Snyder (3)
Lex Gigeroff
Nicola Young
Paul Deagle (2)
Philip Graves
Sean Bedell (3)
Lynn Courtney
Amy R. McEwan
Sara Davina
John Mallon
Patricia Boyle
dixie MacDonald (2)
Andrew Little (3)
Sophie Dessureault (2)
James Cranton
Christopher Aucoin
David Swick (2)


Giles Osborne


Jane Mothersell




Volume 3, Number 1
Spring 1984


Editor: Linda Burnett

Editorial Board:
Helen MacDonell
Cheryl Bell
Sean Bedell
Lisa Finkle

Cover Illustration: Jane Mothersell
Faculty Advisor: Professor A. Wainwright



Fathom is published from the Department of English, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. No portion of this magazine may be reprinted without the permission of the editors or authors involved.



Editors’ Message

     We would like to thank the contributors who appear in this issue of Fathom, as well as all those who expressed interest and support with their submissions. Please keep writing – we’ll need more poems and stories next fall.
     Two important changes were made this year. We reduced our type size and were, therefore, able to publish more poems than before. We also included illustrations for the first time.
     The material in this year’s magazine is diverse in its subject, form, and mood. Less obvious is the diversity represented by our authors, who differ widely in age, background, and interests. Contributions came from students in undergraduate arts, science, and commerce, as well as students in law and graduate school. Not all poets are students of English!
     Finally, we would like to thank those who volunteered their services:
Alistair Bamford for his editorial contribution;
Phyllis Jacklin for helping out in a pinch;
Valerie Compton for photographing our ad;
Tom Ward for being photographed for the same ad: and,
Gina Wilkins and Kathi Petersen for their assistance in the production of this issue.


We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Faculty of Arts, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the partial funding of/his issue.



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