Issue 153
Winter 2020

TO SWAY RATHER THAN RESIST:
in which we run a marathon, get a rescue dog, retreat to Berlin, face our past at a reunion, and stage a lie-in to protest climate change.

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Issue 152
Fall 2019

TAKING YOUR CHANCES:
in which we retreat to the wilderness, become blind with jealousy, mourn losses by reminiscing about blackberries, and consult astrologers for our anxiety.

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Issue 151
Summer 2019

FOUND IN TRANSLATION:
in which we write poetry in a South African hideaway, find untold clarity in sobriety, chase trees down our street, and trace our history in tattoos.

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Issue 150
Spring 2019

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.

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Issue 149
Winter 2019

POINTS OF DEPARTURE:
in which we study Kabbalah with our father, search for the trickery in magic, visit Niagara Falls to save our marriage, and flee Aleppo with our family.

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Issue 148
Fall 2018

THE WEIGHT OF STORY:
in which we find a tempest in a real estate deal, discover the devastation a razor blade can wield, find new ways to revive a marriage, and explore atheism in a synagogue.

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Issue 147
Summer 2018

WHEN THE PAST IS PRESENT:
in which we maneuver antlers on the bus, suffer grief through cooking, learn to write by washing dishes, and discover life by climbing mountains.

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Issue 146
Spring 2018

IF ON THE WAY YOU WANDER:
in which we come to terms with our daughter's sexuality, suffer a visit from our mother, wreak havoc on our child's toy, and get naked to spy on our neighbours.

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Issue 145
Winter 2018

WHAT LIES AHEAD:
in which we eradicate fear through curiosity, ride an articulated bus, take stock on a fish farm, and tell our own kind of fairy tale.

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Issue 144
Fall 2017

MEET ME AT THE EDGE:
where we build cities with tin cans, become adept at using chopsticks, fall in love despite different gods, and give chase to figures in unitards.

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Issue 143
Summer 2017

THE VIEW FROM HERE:
in which we stick with our stories, count from moja to nane, befriend lakes and the Klee Wyck woman, and sing ghazals in bathhouses.

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Issue 142
Spring 2017

WAITING FOR THE RETURN:
in which we sort out our collection of spoons and neckties, chase the bears that haunt us, find our long-lost writing voice, and learn to play guitar all over again.

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Issue 141
Winter 2017

TIME TO TALK OF MORE CHEERFUL THINGS:
in which we find love at a Purim party, meet an Ethiopian filmmaker on the train, challenge an upstart student, and stand naked in front of the refrigerator.

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Issue 140
Fall 2016

IN APPRECIATION OF OUR SPOTS:
in which we get tangled up in our hair, wear far too much make-up, nurse a sick cat, and learn how to love our family.

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Issue 139
Summer 2016

I'LL KNOW WHEN I GET THERE:
in which we create a mask to begin a journey, find the soft spot in rejection, learn the hard truths at summer camp, and send a naked intruder packing.

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Issue 138
Spring 2016

THE TRICKERY OF SPRING:
in which we eat French fries in Paris, translate the dead, run away with a movie star, and try not to go to the dogs.

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Issue 137
Winter 2016

A GOOD POLEMIC IS HARD TO FIND:
in which we doubt faith healers, reckon with the vision of Flannery O'Connor, Wrestle with religious lingo, and be thankful just to survive.

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Issue 136
Fall 2015

DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?:
in which we connect with Kafka, cross thorny borders, learn to dive, skirt catastrophes, and lose at badminton.

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Issue 135
Summer 2015

FALL INTO A NEW WORLD:
In which you can shout profanities at drivers, take pictures in a photobooth, explore the myth of Persephone, and the ruins in France.

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Issue 134
Spring 2015

THE CAGED AND THOSE WHO RUN AWAY:
in which we search for Sasquatch, escape the Nazis, honour the dead, and celebrate second chances.

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Issue 133
Winter 2015

THE TENDENCY TO PATTERN:
in which we buy a planet, seduce a washing machine, reconstruct a fire, and peek at a naked lady.

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Issue 132
Fall 2014

WHAT COMES TO THE SURFACE:
in which we flirt with a deserter, become seduced by a bunny suit, and reflect on how poetry teaches us to be human.

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Issue 131
Summer 2014

WAR: AN UPHILL BATTLE:
in which we return to the front, abandon the revolution, find new ways of remembering and more ways of forgetting.

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Issue 130
Spring 2014

THE SUM AND THE PARTS:
in which we avoid a rabid raccoon, take advice from Jonathan Swift, meet our clone and find a date for your husband.

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Issue 129
Winter 2014

THE WILD AND UNWONTED:
in which we sacrifice sock monkeys, escape roaming coyotes, find our tribe through tennis, and embrace bad poetry.

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Issue 128
Fall 2013

LIES AND APPROPRIATE TRUTHS:
in which we stuff a hawk, embrace pain, get crushed by the violin, and take arms with a coke bottle.

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Issue 127
Summer 2013

WRESTLING WITH THE HUMOURS:
in which Mike Barnes considers the state of wellness, Isabel Huggan stirs us with poetry, John Metcalf delivers a jeremiad and Vincent Lam gambles on a winner.

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Issue 126
Spring 2013

ALL AT SEA:
in which we learn the care and keeping of frogs, swim waterways by proxy, cross oceans in cargo ships, run up gangways and sink under the weight of relationships.

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Issue 125
Winter 2013

THE DISQUIET OF MEN:
in which we skirt tragedy, watch marriages wither, and seek direction while riding the rails.

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Issue 124
Fall 2012

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF A COMPLICATED KIND:
in which we feel the earth move beneath our feet, learn to say good-bye in so many ways, & collect the queen of all chess pieces.

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Issue 123
Summer 2012

THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE:
in which you can quit your day job, read trashy teen mags, dance with dogs, and hurl pumpkins at the moon.

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Issue 122
Spring 2012

PEOPLE BEHAVING BADLY:
in which we lie, cheat, drink too much brandy, consort with bears, disregard the pigs, and make much ado about muffins.

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Issue 121
Winter 2012

KNOCK, KNOCK:
Who's there? An estranged father, a former student, the man you aren't marrying, the sound effects man, a stranger rising as if out of the sea..

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Issue 120
Fall 2011

LOVE IS ABROAD:
in which our writers map love & loss in Arusha, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Rome, New York, Tokyo, Soweto, & St. Petersburg.

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Issue 119
Summer 2011

THE QuArc ISSUE:
in which science becomes metaphor, poets don lab coats, Alice Munro takes the measure of happiness, the catastrophes are ultra-violet, & quarks shoot off in all directions.

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Issue 118
Spring 2011

SOMETHING ABOUT THE ANIMAL:
in which we are gentled by horses, hogwashed by Joy, kissed like a comet–and rise from the dead.

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Issue 117
Winter 2011

FATHERS, MOTHERS, LOVERS & OTHERS:
in which we spend seven minutes in heaven, get ready for The Big One, and eat french fries in a light-hearted way.

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Issue 116
Fall 2010

TO SEE AND BE SEEN:
in which we stare at writers until they're uncomfortable, ponder soft-core pornography, commit petty crime, and witness a little cremation.

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Issue 115
Summer 2010

ON THE ROAD:
in which we witness a hit-and-run in Cambodia, cry on the Metro, talk slugs and Smurfs on the six-oh-four to Vancouver, and mourn the path untaken.

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Issue 114
Spring 2010

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.

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Issue 113
Winter 2010

MATTERS OF THE HEART:
of mourning and mothering, fetish poems and foreign territory, romantic invitations and plastic explosives.

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Issue 112
Fall 2009

TRAVELLERS IN A STRANGE LAND:
in which John Metcalf visits the museum at the end of the world, Carrie Snyder dives in the dark, and Shoshanna Wingate walks on the other side of the tracks.

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Issue 111
Summer 2009

I THINK I SHOULD GO HOME:
in which we play 'what if' with Amy Jones, deliver the news with Trevor Cole, and miss Paris with Lyse Champagne.

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Issue 110
Spring 2009

LAST POEMS:
in which Elizabeth Hay evokes love and loss in the stifling heat of a Brooklyn summer and we bear witness to the death of a child at the hands of children.

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Issue 109
Winter 2009

FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON AND ANYHOW:
Anne Fleming, Robyn Sarah, and Dave Margoshes catch the imagination hard at work, generating new stories & poems.

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Issue 108
Fall 2008

ASSORTED PEDESTRIANS:
in which Andreae Prozesky makes good with poetry, Diane Schoemperlen takes a night flight, Heather Cadsby delivers a manifesto, and Terry Griggs decants some Joie de Viv.

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Issue 107
Summer 2008

THE SALON DES REFUSÉS:
in which we crash the party of a famous flightless bird (can you spot him on the cover?), take over the drawing room and break out our favourite break-through stories.

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Issue 105
Winter 2008

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

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Issue 104
Fall 2007

THE REAL ESTATE ISSUE:
in which we gather poems, stories, and essays on how place defines us and our experience of what's real.

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