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Counterfeited Tongues

"Would I be another person if I had a voice defined and rooted in my mother tongue?"—Devana Senanayake

Cartoons, Catharsis and Closure

"I remember exactly when I met Adventure Time." — Emma Michelle

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Stories and Poems:

Four Dollars and Seventy-Five Cents

"... he has enough because yesterday he smoked one ciggie less..." – K. W. George

On the Radar...

The Night’s Insomnia ‘When the angels are panting and scratching the door to come in …’  Leonard Cohen, 2012 If the night is long, and there can be no...

On Writing:

Open Readings and How to Botch Them

Paul Mitchell on open readers at poetry evenings – and the bad first impressions that can be made.

My First Orgy

Lessons in Self-Sabotage

After releasing a collection of essays on the struggles and scrapes of the working artist, musician Cam Gilmour writes about what it’s like to pour your vanities and faceplants...

On Rejection

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Beloved by Toni Morrison

I didn't want to read this book. I had a vague idea of what it was about – harrowing slavery, a woman with a dead baby.

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

I’ve never been a fan of Charles Dickens. Not since grade five, when I starred as Starving Orphan #12 in that great classic, Oliver Twist.