Thursday, June 08, 2006

West Coast Line

derek beaulieu** writes to say that Line has merged with West Coast Line--the very fine journal out of SFU that I thought was edited by Roy Miki, but since he was the editor of Line I'm not sure this can be true. In any case, do check out West Coast Line, always engaging, and for me, always inspiring. The last issue is titled: "Unfinished Business: Photographing Vancouver Streets 1955 to 1985" in collaboration with Vancouver gallery Presentation House. The issue includes Jeff Wall (a Hound favourite), Paul Wong and Geist editor/photographer Stephen Osborne, as well as contributions from Fred Wah, and Meredith Quartermain (who recently published Vancouver Walking).

**more clarification from beaulieu (thanks for this!)
LINE ran from spring 1983 to spring 1989 (15 issues) when it merged with WEST COAST REVIEW (1966-1989) to become WEST COAST LINE beginning with Vol. 24 #1 (Spring 1990). as Roy Miki states in the editorial of the 1st issue of WCL:
"I was offered the editorship while putting together what was to be the final issue of 'Line: A Journal of Contemporary Writing and its modernists sources.' The name change, from 'West Coast Review' to 'West Coast Line', is a sign of both amalgamation and inclusion of other directions. 'West Coast Line' will still publish innovative writing and criticism by young and established writers, but will offer an expansion of contents -- which translates into a larger number of pages per issue--include those materials that made 'Line' distinctive, namely correspondence and manuscripts from archives, special issues on writers, interviews and scholarship that connects us tot he modernist sources of contemporary literary theory and practice."
and the last issue under Roy's editorship was Vol. 33 #1 (#28) Spring 1999 -- at which point Miriam Nichols assumed the editorship, altho it is now edited by Glen Lowry and Jerry Zaslove.

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