After a lengthy search, the Visual Arts News hiring committee selected Shannon Webb-Campbell who will begin her work as Editor with the Spring 2019 issue.
Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic. Her forthcoming book, I Am A Body of Land (Book*hug, 2018) attempts to explore a relationship to poetic responsibility and accountability, and frame poetry as a form of revisioning. Still No Word (Breakwater 2015) was the recipient of Egale Canada’s Out In Print Award. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing from University of British Columbia, a BA from Dalhousie University, and is currently completing a MA in English Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Shannon is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation, and currently lives in Montréal.
From Shannon Webb-Campbell:
As the new editor of Visual Arts News Magazine, I am honoured and I look forward to expanding the critical fray, and exploring various means of contemporary and traditional art practice, honouring Indigenous, Innu and Inuit artists, and engaging in the necessary and difficult conversations. I intend to push art criticism in the Atlantic through innovative, inclusive and productive means.
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