WHEN INTELLIGENCE IS NOT ARTIFICIAL: in which we see signs of hope in a cantankerous mother, discover the economic precarities of the writing life, witness the complicated wonder of the Antarctic, and prepare for end times.
CREATING TENSION: in which we cross the border at Checkpoint Charlie, impulse buy an old hotel on the Portuguese coast, give online dating a whirl, and learn about the precarities of sex and friendship in a fort in the woods.
LEAVING HOME: in which we try our hand at bending spoons, re-imagine our family summers in a Spanish finca, discover that life on the farm is not what we'd expected, and return to the homeland to have an affair.
ADJUSTMENTS NEED TO BE MADE: in which we discover the art of grief on a train to Paris, fall in love with a manatee, learn to find solace in a retreat, and canoe the Allagash River in search of Thoreau.
TO LIST IS HUMAN: in which writer, collage artist and confirmed 'list addict' Diane Schoemperlen shows us the literary side of her obsession - fiction, poetry, art; versions, invocations, inventories and stuff to do.
ADVENTURES IN VERSE: in which Souvankham Thammavongsa is found, Jeffery Donaldson enters with puck, Madhur Anand writes a prize-worthy poem on a napkin, and we meet a passel of poets, a snicker of critics