A short personal essay on vulnerability and the writing process.
A review of Kym Cunningham’s debut collection of personal essays; Difficulty Swallowing.
Women writers in the 19th and 20th Centuries were far ahead of their time.
Is inspiration ephemeral or damn hard work? One writer provides his thoughts on this perennial subject.
Review of author Jewel Davis’s memoir – a window into the Baby Boomer Generation.
Shakespeare had once composed, and asked Jacques to tell the literary world of a ball that was, to him, a stage.
A review of Review of Flowers, all sorts in blossom, figs, berries, and fruits forgotten, a book of poetry by Oisin Breen.
The best writing advice I have ever received.
A close reading of both Bartleby and The Stranger highlights the striking similarities in imagery, symbolism, and theme between the two works.
To the Dogs and Tender Is the Night are two works that strive to challenge Freudian notions on Psychoanalytic methods and gender theories.
This review looks at Beth Lisick’s forthcoming novel and engages with how Lisick’s title character will speak to the aging non-conformist.
Editor Karen Schauber has put together a fascinating collection of literary stories, all of which were inspired by famous, historic Canadian paintings.
Where Oceans Meet is a book of flash fiction stories that read like poetry.
Somewhere in a post-patriarchal future where the onus is placed on men to be sure they have consent.
A myth about the creation of the rose and the struggle to make sense of why pain exists.
A chance meeting with a mysterious stranger provides a pathway to salvation for a desperate man who has lost his way during a pandemic.
A story of one young American boy and his infatuation with his older Canadian friend, and their efforts to unionize the plant where they worked.
A small town is on edge due to a string of brutal murders. The town’s most senior detective, Detective Lohelm is on the case.
Tree limbs provide a bridge across fences dividing people.
What does the cow see behind the woman and child?
At the crossroads of faith and artificial intelligence.
The limits of grieving alone.
A physics professor attempts to end the scourge of gun violence by means of a simple mathematical theorem …
A work of allegorical fiction following a girl named Glauca as she navigates a world on the brink of the ocean while contending with memory and loss.
A literary agent struggles with how to reject a worthy author and wonders how the industry got to the point where this is the norm.
A young couple meet for their commute home on the Staten Island Ferry and discuss if joining the rat race and living an unfulfilling…
A short poem about someone else’s poems.
A in-depth poem that is both relevant to our current time, sentiments, and issues of the world.
I haven’t written a poem in a long time.
The words were missing, lost children.
a non professional Rick*
ran off without tipping for milking his dick
Describe us in eternity, Eros of those running beasts Death dreamt! That seek lucidity to see the bottom of this lake where your kin’s…
An early evening autumn reverie.
fiddles with fixing
ancient genetic baggage
A lakeside campground lies deserted after many years of service. Such places are best viewed at dusk and should be examined respectfully.
Another way of seeing good and evil.
In the midst of Black lives Matter protests and Aboriginal Lives Matter, I believe a universal love is quite possible.
This poem is a modern sonnet highlighting the love a man has for his heartthrob.
no point in kneeling down
on rough stones
This was written after reading about a woman suffering from depression who was released from a hospital without anyone calling her relatives.