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Mad Hope

By Heather Birrell
Categories: Fiction

In the stories of Mad Hope, Journey Prize winner Heather Birrell finds the heart of her characters and lets them lead us into worlds both recognizable and alarming. A science teacher and former doctor ...

Frogs

By Heather Birrell
Categories: Fiction

In 'Frogs,' a short story from Heather Birrell's Mad Hope, a science teacher and former doctor is forced to re-examine the role he played in Ceau?escu’s Romania after a student makes a shocking request. ...

New Theatre

By Susan Steudel
Categories: Poetry

New Theatre stages a lively foray into spaces geographical and utopian that calls into question the process and nature of meaning. Steudel’s coolly cerebral ‘Birch’ sequence about Vladimir Ilyich ...

Drama

By Karen Hines
Categories: Drama

Dr. Penelope Douglas is an ex-forensic psychiatrist looking for a fresh start in a styling western boomtown, but on her first day practicing in her boutique suite, a young television writer hangs himself ...

Divide and Rule

By Walid Bitar
Categories: Poetry

In Divide and Rule, Walid Bitar delivers a sequence of dramatic monologues, variations on the theme of power, each in rhymed quatrains. Though the pieces grow out of Bitar’s personal experiences over ...

Autobiography of Childhood

By Sina Queyras
Categories: Fiction

A finalist for the 36th annual Amazon.ca First Novel Award!

 

The Combals are not unacquainted with death: they have never quite recovered from the loss of one of them in childhood. And now, on Valentine's ...

Five Good Ideas

Non-profits are big business. According to a recent Johns Hopkins report, third-sector institutions in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Japan, the U.S. and Canada have been growing at an average rate that ...

Maintenance

By Rob Benvie
Categories: Fiction

It is the summer of 1999, and the Sweltham family leads an ordinary suburban existence. Former high school volleyball champ Parker crisscrosses the continent as a sales rep for DynaFlex Sporting Goods, ...

Eye Lake

By Tristan Hughes
Categories: Fiction

Eli has lived in Crooked River his whole life, and he knows better than anyone about that sinking number. His father, uncle and grandmother are dead; he didn't know his mother, and his grandfather Clarence, ...

Li'l Bastard

By David McGimpsey
Categories: Poetry

Finalist for the 2012 Governor General's Award for Poetry

 

David McGimpsey's fifth collection of poems takes to new levels the melding of the deeply personal and the culturally popular that drove his ...