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Anna Ling Kaye: Simple Power: Representation and Resilience in Denison Avenue. Review of Denison Avenue by Christina Wong and Daniel Innes

Simple Power: Representation and Resilience in Denison Avenue

Denison Avenue, Christina Wong and Daniel Innes. ECW Press, 2023.

“Lay mang mang, ah See Heeei,” Mrs. Wong’s voice rang out. (Take your time.)

thom vernon: Love and Demons. Review of Pervatory by RM Vaughan

Love and Demons thom vernon's review of Pervatory by RM Vaughan. Coach House Books, 2023.

In Pervatory, the posthumously published last novel by the spectacularly talented RM Vaughan (Richard Murray Vaughan), the iconic queer multi-hyphenate (think novelist, poet, filmmaker, critic, essayist, playwright, and visual artist — squirrel saloons made of pizza...

Stop! Look! Listen! Laura Wershler's Reading Recommendation

At the end of January, a much younger friend told me how much she enjoyed Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert. My friend loves to paint and found inspiration to keep painting even if her life feels overwhelmed with grad school and a full-time job. It doesn’t matter how good she is, or what may come of it. All that matters is that she paints. 

An Interview with Clea Young

Editorial Assistant Jamie Kitt's Interview with Clea Young whose story "In Loco Parentis" was published in Issue 299 (Spring 2024)

— Clea Young’s stories have appeared in three volumes of The Journey Prize Stories, and she has twice been shortlisted for the award. Her first collection, Teardown, was published in 2016 with Freehand Books. Her second collection, Welcome to the Neighbourhood, is forthcoming with House of Anansi Press in 2025.

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