Great Canadian Novel

As if a country was not an ever-tightening feeling in my chest. As if poetry was not an ever-tightening.

and though the odds say improbable

they ain’t superhuman. ain’t always able / to save the children the men the country or even your silk presses / but whatever they touch. somebody’s good god blesses.

Jul 01, 2020
“Don’t stop drawing”: Maryam Sefati, Catapult Artist for June 2020

“In illustration, we have to understand the writer's mind as much as we can to make the work.”

Jun 30, 2020

I don’t think you thought you’d appear / in my poem but here you are

Jun 22, 2020
For My Friends, in Reply to a Question

I don’t know if I’ll ever go home again. I don’t know who I’ve seen for the last time.

Jun 22, 2020
Poetry and a Truth

Everybody read. I felt it. Poetry and honesty. Poetry and a clarity of feeling. I needed something so badly to be true.

Jun 22, 2020
Putting it Down on Paper: Lyli Feng Catapult Artist for May 2020

I feel like it has made the illustrators' community more connected than I realized before.

Jun 05, 2020
“Be mindful of what you consume visually every day.”: Monica Ahanonu, Catapult Artist for April 2020

“I try and represent many types of beauty to show that everyone is beautiful in their own way.”

May 06, 2020
“It’s important for artists to evolve, to try new things”: Christina Chung, Catapult Artist for March 2020

“At art school, finding ‘A Style’ was the constant and collective struggle of all of us students—trying to find a way to define ourselves and stand out.”

Mar 30, 2020
“Craft your style carefully to own it!”: Shanee Benjamin, Catapult Artist for February 2020

“Find a unique niche and rock out! Understand that your illustration style is yours.”

Feb 28, 2020
“Every moment in life becomes a treasure hunt for inspiration”: Sirin Thada, Catapult Artist for January 2020

“I love that I get to read vivid stories, collaborate and connect with thoughtful and kind people, and learn new things all the time.”

Jan 31, 2020
The Challenges of Distilling Metaphor into Art: Kim Salt, Catapult Artist for November 2019

“Always meet your deadlines, do good work, and be easy to get along with.”

Nov 27, 2019
“It’s a great honor to lay eyes on a writer’s work and help give it a visual identity”: Nicole Caputo on Art, Design, and the First Year of the Catapult Artist Program

“Because Catapult is multifaceted, because our content spans so many subjects, it seemed the Catapult Artist program would really be an extension of what the magazine was already doing.”

Oct 31, 2019
“Self-belief gets you quite far as an illustrator”: Hannah Lock, Catapult Artist for October 2019

“Refrain yourself from throwing things away. Even if you think you’re going nowhere with what you’re creating.”

Oct 30, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author JP Infante

“When you’re a kid you’re not sure if you don’t know something because you haven’t been taught it or because you’re not supposed to know.”

Oct 07, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Kelsey Peterson

“I think, in pursuit of truth, science and religion still have to wrestle with the strictures of human knowledge, error, pride.”

Oct 02, 2019
A Conversation With PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019 Author Jade Jones

“The narration style feels very conversational to me. I liked how second-person really tries to make the reader part of the story as well.”

Sep 30, 2019