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Dear Leader

By Damian Rogers
Categories: Poetry

I'm ill-equipped
  for this. I sit
    by a fake fireplace

that frames a real flame.
  I've been crossed
    by two crows today.

'Multi-vectored, Rogers's poems hum with life and tension, ...

Fifteen Dogs

By Andre Alexis
Categories: Fiction

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

SHORTLISTED FOR CANADA READS 2017

WINNER OF THE 2015 GILLER PRIZE

WINNER OF THE 2015 ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE

FINALIST ...

The Sleepworker

By Cyrille Martinez
Translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil
Categories: Fiction

John is a poet. Only John almost never writes poems, because he is also unemployed. He lives with four friends, and they squat in a loft in New York New York, a fantastical city that resembles the Big ...

The Poetic Edda

Translated by Jeramy Dodds
Categories: Poetry

Gods, giants, violence, the undead, theft, trolls, dwarves, aphorisms, unrequited love, Valkyries, heroes, kidnapping, dragons, the creation of the cosmos and a giant wolf are just some of the elements ...

Butcher

By Nicolas Billon
Foreword by Louise Arbour
Categories: Drama

An old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the police station. He doesn’t speak English, and a lawyer’s business card is baited on the meat hook that hangs on his neck. As a lawyer, ...

DOWN

By Sarah Dowling
Categories: Poetry

How can we carve private spaces from discarded publics?

DOWN takes junk language – with cameos by Frank O’Hara, Frank Ocean, Aaliyah and the Temptations – and distresses it, building sonically dense ...

On Malice

By Ken Babstock
Categories: Poetry

The fairground screamed. The mountains
and valley were gone. The fire was gone
too. The hanging ‘because’

 

was gone too. The men were away
and my heart already dead
and the fairground monkey dead ...

Curationism

By David Balzer
Categories: Art
Series: Exploded Views

Now that we 'curate' even lunch, what happens to the role of the connoisseur in contemporary culture?

‘Curate’ is now a buzzword, applied to everything from music festivals to artisanal cheese. Inside ...

The Inspection House

In 1787, British philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham conceived of the panopticon, a ring of cells observed by a central watchtower, as a labor-saving device for those in authority. While Bentham's ...

Cinema of the Present

By Lisa Robertson
Categories: Poetry

What if the cinema of the present were a Möbius strip of language, a montage of statements and questions sutured together and gradually accumulating colour? Would the seams afford a new sensibility around ...