Vivian Zenari



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"Three Lunch Rooms." The Broadkill Review. 31 October 2021.

“Yukon Sal's Made Some Terrible Mistakes.” Eclectica July/August 2021.

“Dads, Don't Make Your Kids Move to Ottawa.” Nashwaak Review. Volume 42/43 2020.

“Navigation.” All Mapped Out: Stories of Arrivals, Departures, and Life Journeys. Ed. Howard Gibbins. Edmonton Writers' Group, 020.

“bill.” The Forge Literary Magazine 21 May 2018.

“Lamps Light the World.” Eclectica April/May 2018.

“The Lot.” Edmonton Unbound: Another Anthology by Edmonton Writers, 2017.

“Test.” The Write Place at the Write Time. September 2016.

“Sugar-Plum Road.” Foliate Oak Literary Magazine. March 2015.

“Melvil Dui Conquers All.” Between the Shelves: A Tribute to Libraries. Ed. Hal J. Friesen and Brad OH Inc. Edmonton Writers Group, 2015.

“Royal Visit.” Silver Award for the 2014 Alberta Magazine Publishers Showcase Award in Fiction. Prairie Journal of Canadian Literature. 2014.

“Lines.” Other Voices Summer 2004: 7-14.

“Together.” Other Voices Summer 2004: 72-79.

“Situation Comedy.” Third place, Darryl Whetter Award. Qwerty Summer 2004: 34-45.

“Eden’s Appliance Store.” Qwerty Spring 2003: 54-68.

“Vanya Comes to Visit Me.” fait accomplit Winter 2002: 40-48.

“Rings Like the Blast of Light.” On Spec 13.3 (2001): 42-52.

“La Befana.” Algonquin Roundtable Review 3 (Summer 2001): 2-3.

“Next-door Neighbour.” Dalhousie Review 72 (1998): 231-42.

“Basement Suite.” Curaggia: Writing by Women of Italian Descent. Ed. Nzula Angelina Ciatu et al. Toronto: Women’s Press, 1998.

“Long Weekend at Bearsmouth Lake.” Blood & Aphorisms Summer 1998: 21-26.

“Darlington Boys.” Treeline 2 (Winter 1997).

“The Calf.” Zygote Summer 1997: 35-38.

“The Accordionist.” Transversions 7 (1997): 10-22.

“Hantavirus.” Alberta Anthology. CBC Alberta Radio. 26 Nov. 1995.

“The Adventures of Donna and Her Son.” Zygote Spring 1995: 8-10.

“The Calf.” Dead Tree Product Literary Contest, 1992, Honourable Mention.

“The Wolf.” The Quarterly Winter 1991: 67-69.

Edmonton Public Library Sudden Fiction Contest, 1992, Second Prize for “She Found a Grey and White Cat.”

The Ghost of Sacred Heart. Pulp Press International 3-Day Novel Contest, 1991, Runner-up.

“Golden Days.” The Edmonton Journal Literary Contest, 1988, First Prize.


"Is This Philautia That You're Feeing?" Stroll of Poets Anthology 2024, Stroll of Poets Society, 2024.

"Sign." Edmonton Poetry Magazine/Wax Poetry and Art May 1, 2023.

"Untouchable." Stroll of Poets Anthology 2023, Stroll of Poets Society, 2023.

"Generative Principles." Thirty Years of Strolling: Poems by the Edmonton Stroll of Poets Society, A 30th Anniversary Chapbook, Polylogue Press, 2022, p. 13.

“Recoil." Qwerty Winter 2021:56-57.

“Guest House" and "Post and Wire." The Prairie Journal Issue 76, 2021-22.

“Taiga." Stroll of Poets Anthology 2021, Stroll of Poets Society, 2021.

“Crowsnest Flow." Canadian Literature no. 240 (2020): 77.

“Skid." Local Planet: Poems about Global Warming, Stroll of Poets Society, 2020, p. 12.

“Question." Stroll of Poets Anthology 2020, Stroll of Poets Society, 2020, p. 105.

“Trophies,” "Transition," and "In." Blank Spaces March 2020: 42-43.

“Cucoloris.” Canthius #3 Winter 2017: 37.

“Formation.” Friday’s Poems. Ascent Aspirations Magazine. 4 November 2016.


"Iced Tea vs. Lemonade: The Summertime Drink Showdown." The Tomato Food and Drink.July/August 2018: 20-21.

“In Praise of Novelty.” WestWord April-June 2018.

"The 15 Most Disturbing CIA Projects". The Richest 9 Oct. 2016.

"The 15 Superfoods You Need to Eat to Build Muscle". The Richest 9 Oct. 2016.

"15 Insanely Ironic Celebrity Endorsements" . The Richest 11 Sept. 2016.

"15 Real Life Cyborgs You Didn't Know About" . The Richest. 9 Sept. 2016.

"15 Most Unique Treehouses in the World" . The Richest. 7 Sept. 2016.

"Top 15 Tiniest Cars in the World". The Richest. 30 Aug. 2016.

"How to Love Those Who Hate Us." The Bloody Key Periodical Society. 1 (May 2016): 52-55.

"How to Eat Like an Italian!" The Tomato Food and Drink. Sept.-Oct. 2015.

“A Festivus Feast to Celebrate Nothing.” Vue Magazine Dec. 2007

(and Kevin Steel). "Gardening in the Heart of the City." AlbertaViews May/June 2000: 42-47.

“A Musical Appetizer ‘à la Ukraine.’” Folio 26 Feb. 1999: 7.

Academic Writing

“Altman, Robert,” “Hamid, Alexander,” “Malle, Louis,” and “Meshes of the Afternoon” in The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Gen. ed. Stephen Ross. Routledge, 2016.

"Henry James’s Civil War Stories: The Homefront Experience and War Romance." War, Literature and the Arts 27: 2015.

Rev. of Doing Focus Groups by Rosaline Barbour. Canadian Journal of Action Research 15.3 (2014): 65-66.

“Genre and the Representation of Violence in American Civil War Texts by Edmund Wright, John William De Forest, and Henry James. Diss. U of Alberta, 2010.

English 384: Writing Creative Non-fiction Student Manual and Study Guide. Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta. 2008.

English 353: Intermediate Composition Student Manual. Athabasca University, Athabasca, Alberta. 2006.

“The Functions of Books in David Adams Richards’ Mercy Among the Children.” Canadian Writers Website. Ed. J. Pivato. Athabasca University Centre for Language and Literature. 20 June 2005.

“Mutant Mutandis: The X-Men’s Wolverine and the Construction of Canada.”Culture and the State: Nationalisms. Vol. 3. of Culture and the State: Critical Works from the Proceedings of the 2003 Conference at the University of Alberta. Ed. James Gifford and Gabrielle Zezulka-Mailloux. 4 vols. CRC Humanities Studio, 2004. 53-67.

“Sluts for a Story: Narrative and Comics in Patricia Seaman’s New Motor Queen City.” International Journal of Comic Art 6.2 (2004): 404-14.