Fathom 1987



Inside Cover



Paul Keen (2)
Paula Alexiadis
Alex Gigeroff
Nicholas Strachan (3)
Joe Blades (6)
Kathy Mac (5)
Jesse Tremaine
Gina M. Beaton (2)
Roy W. McLean (2)
Stephanie Stewart
Simonetta Lanzi
John Blackmore
Robin Sarafinchan
Paul Doucette
Lisa Wentzell


Volume 5, Number 1
Spring 1987

Editor: Cheryl Martin
Editorial Board:
Karen Grandy
Laurelle LeVert
Lisa Wentzell
Graduate Advisor: Linda Burnett
Faculty Advisor: Dr. P. Monk
Cover Illustration: Joseph Kilbride

ISSN: 0827 -6633

Fathom is published from the Department of English, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. No portion of this magazine may be reprinted without the express permission of the editors or authors involved. We grate­fully acknowledge the assistance of the Faculty of Arts & Science (Alumni Fund) and the Faculty of Graduate Studies for the partial funding of this issue.


Editor’s Message:
     Last year for some unfathomable reason, Fathom did not materialize. The magazine was all pasted up and ready to go, but the file didn’t quite make it to the print shop. (Perhaps the final paper crunch overwhelmed the editorial staff – a crisis I can identify with!) Anyway, to be brief, the aborted file ended up in my lap.
     Determined to get Fathom off the ground this time around, our board tried to solicit contributions fairly early in the year, but only a few trickles of quality stuff came in by the deadline date. Disillusioned, we initially contem­plated writing reams of hack poetry under various pseudonyms to pad out the issue, but finally decided on a much more obvious (and, I am certain, aesthetically pleasing) solution – a compilation issue of the past two years. So, here you go – the best of ‘86 and ‘87. We hope you enjoy and are inspired enough by it to contrib­ute to its progeny. Less critics, more creation!

(A warm collective embrace to all involved.)


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