An Interview with The Malahat Review by Rami

In anticipation of the publication of “Timepiece” in April 2019, I was interviewed by Emma Skagen at The Malahat Review. We talk about the poem, inspiration, and process. Read the interview.

Learn about The Malahat Review Open Season Award here. “Timepiece” won the 2019 award for poetry. Our work will be published in Issue #206, to be released in April 2019.

Copies — and subscriptions — can be ordered here.

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An Award for “Timepiece” by Rami

I can barely begin to describe how it feels to win The Malahat Review’s Open Season Award for 2019 — I am beside myself with happiness, gratitude, a sense of relief too. This will be my first published work, and to have it met with such generous acknowledgement is just amazing.

Poetry contest judge Shane Book had this to say about Rami Schandall's winning poem:

"To read 'Timepiece' is to experience both the tumbling feeling of Time’s non-linearity and the relentlessness of Time’s passage. This is a work of elegant images, linguistic feints, tonal filigree, and scraps of narration—all stitched together with a serious precision."

Read about the prize, and the fiction and creative non-fiction winners here. Our work will be published in issue #206, to be released in March 2019. Copies — and subscriptions — can be ordered here.

Thank you Shane Book and The Malahat Review!

© Rami Schandall 2019 Drawing from ‘Timepiece,’ pen, paper, and digital collage.

© Rami Schandall 2019 Drawing from ‘Timepiece,’ pen, paper, and digital collage.


Shortlist: The Malahat Review Open Season Awards by Rami


shortlist

noun [usually singular] ʃɔːrt.lɪst/

  1. a list of people who have been judged the most suitable for a job or prize, made from a longer list of people originally considered, and from which one person will be chosen


Super exciting! My poem, “Timepiece,” is on the shortlist for The Malahat Review 2019 Open Season Awards. The winner will be announced on January 29. Waiting with bated breath…

The Malahat (View Royal Archives, Pearce collection, via  Colonial History Vancouver Island .)

The Malahat (View Royal Archives, Pearce collection, via Colonial History Vancouver Island.)