How Some Folks Would Do: Satire in CanLit

Classical satire has two distinct streams. The first, following Horace, is gentle and urbane, with a soft, self-effacing mien. The second, derived from Juvenal, is nasty, vicious, and angry. Both…

Josef Kaplan: From Democracy Is Not For The People

Josef Kaplan looks right into the contradictory combustions of our Occupy/Poetry Renaissance moment and sits in the difficult questions. The ones poetry, for all it’s general puffery around speaking truths,…

Panning for Gold: The Fate of Short Fiction in a Novelistic World

I was recently sent a self-published collection of stories. The author of this collection had published previously, and been reviewed favourably. The new collection had been submitted to numerous publishers,…

Pasha Malla

An Abandonded Prologue to Pasha Malla’s “People Park”

This was my first attempt, after months of drawing maps and filling notebooks, at writing an overview of the city in People Park. I’d intended to use it as a…

Excerpt from the Novel-in-Progress, “Polyamorous Love Song.” By Jacob Wren

Polyamorous Love Song: a Short Synopsis Polyamorous Love Song is a novel Jacob Wren has been working on for many years now. It is a book of many different narrative…

Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus

Writer, filmmaker, and professor of film, Chris Kraus’ books include I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, and Torpor. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How to Shoot a Crime, and…

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