The other night at my Pivot reading, I had a peek at a copy of the new CNQ, which Shane Neilson had brought along. I'm looking forward to sitting down with my copy when I get home. It's a special issue, with several essays on and poems by the inimitable John Smith, one of our country's most unjustly underrated poets. I hope this issue, curated by my fellow PEIslander David Hickey, goes some distance towards correcting that problem. Some content from the mag, including a revised and expanded version of an old essay of mine on Smith, is now up at the CNQ site.