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July-August 2014

The screaming hairy armadillo

David Seymour

screams the advent of written history at those of us who think we’ve never said a word before. At all. When no one listens he curls into a basketball. His bee-loud glade’s a sling of mud, he digs for clues, unlucky grubs. He digs, and digs, and reads the soil conditions for paraphrases of the […] More »
July-August 2014

A song of know

Aisha Sasha John

In the dark blue future I will quiet. I have no idea about anything. I suppose I’ll know what I know or I can wait— and be really & sunnishly in the knowledge (being whole limber accomplished jazzy “didn’t/did” “come around” “wish list” “look hard” here I am— You wanted so you walked. You walked, […] More »

FTW Friday: Shane Koyczan and Instructions for a Bad Day

Simon Treanor

“There will be bad days.” That’s the start of this inspirational poem by Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan.   The poem, appropriately called “Instructions for a Bad Day” offers some helpful advice on how to deal with those days when everything just won’t go right.  Now hopefully you’re not having a bad day, especially seeing […] More »

Gender Block: awesome video

Hillary Di Menna

Here, Lily Myers finds the words to describe what it’s like growing up as a female,  compared to growing up as a male. Keep everything in—don’t grow out. Keep quiet—don’t speak up. Remember to be passive, “I asked five questions in genetics class today, and all of them started with the word sorry.” Check it […] More »

Three poems

Sara Peters

ROMANCE Everyone’s a serious seventeen, and so, one night, we married in the woods — though having to make curfew spoiled the mood. You wore, of course, a kind of smock. I was bright as a jester in metres of daffodil gauze, my metals dyeing my skin. We had, we knew, it all: the chalices, […] More »

Five questions for Leslie Vryenhoek

Kyle Dupont

Leslie Vryenhoek is a writer, poet and communication consultant based out of Newfoundland. Her work has appeared in various Canadian and international publications. Leslie has received numerous awards for her poetry, fiction and memoirs including the Winston-Collins Descant Best Canadian Poem 2010 prize, two provincial Arts and Letters Awards, the Eden Mills Festival Literary Competition and the Dalton […] More »

Five questions for Jennifer Lovegrove

Kyle Dupont

Jennifer Lovegrove is the author of two collections of poetry, I Should Have Never Fired the Sentinel (2005) and The Dagger Between Her Teeth (2002). Her work has been featured in a number of Canadian publications including Taddle Creek, The Fiddlehead, Sub-Terrain and This Magazine. We recently sat down with the former Great Canadian Literary Hunt judge to […] More »
November-December 2011

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2011: “Criss Cross” by Selena Wong

Selena WongWebsite

We’re posting the winners of the 2011 Great Canadian Literary Hunt all this week. Read the other finalists here and follow or friend us to stay up to date on 2012’s contest! Selena Wong is an illustrator and artist living in Toronto with her Netherland Dwarf Rabbit. Like the condensed urban environment of her place […] More »
November-December 2011

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2011: “Wake” by Frances Boyle

Frances Boyle

We’re posting the winners of the 2011 Great Canadian Literary Hunt all this week. Read the other finalists here and follow or friend us to stay up to date on 2012’s contest! Sunlight, on one leg, limps out to the meadow and settles in. Insects fall back inside their voices, Little fanfares and muted repeats, […] More »
November-December 2011

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2011: “Long Week” by Anna Keefe

Anna Keefe

We’re posting the winners of the 2011 Great Canadian Literary Hunt all this week. Read the other finalists here, and follow or friend us to stay up to date on 2012’s contest! Sunday Evening is a wet map torn in the folds A bowl of sand into which you place your hands Evening is an […] More »
November-December 2011

Great Canadian Literary Hunt 2011: “I was born without a mouth” by Joanne Osborne-Paulson

Joanne Osborne Paulson

We’re posting the winners of the 2011 Great Canadian Literary Hunt all this week. Come back tomorrow and Friday for amazing new poetry, fiction, and graphic narrative, and follow or friend us to stay up to date on 2012’s contest! I was born without a mouth and the doctor shouted, “It’s a girl!” I was […] More »