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Weed Apologue | by Sarah-Jean Krahn

— Weed Apologue by Sarah-Jean Krahn $12.00 | 978-0-9950733-9-5 ORDER NOW! — A rewriting of Robert Kroetsch’s Seed Catalogue, this chapbook criticizes the colonial history of Canada and its relationship to the devastation of the environment and the status of women. Weed Apologue reveals a longstanding colonization: of landscapes, of places, and of bodies, both Worded and Real. Standing in… Read more →

No Subject for the Inexperienced | by Clay Everest

— No Subject for the Inexperienced by Clay Everest $12.00 | 978-0-9950733-8-8 ORDER NOW! — No Subject for the Inexperienced explores the intersections where history and life overlap. The candid and elegant poems in this collection track a narrator as they deal with the death of a friend and loss of a relationship while paralleling the sinking of the Titanic… Read more →

boke 暈け | by Jasmine Gui

— boke 暈け by Jasmine Gui, with illustrations by Jacqueline Lai $12.00 | 978-1-988975-00-9 ORDER NOW! — boke is a blue collection, a rainy collection, a walking collection. These poems are about the journey of looking and not seeing exactly, but seeing enough. From the tiny logging towns and coastal ports in Malaysia, to the mega cities of Hong Kong… Read more →

Useful General Notes for Different Dolls

fiction by Emily Sanford third place winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize in fiction, sponsored by BookThug — “Combining form, structure, and language—from its narrow margins to its fragmented narrative—’Useful General Notes for Different Dolls’ masters an innovative approach to storytelling that feels like poetry without ever losing its footing as a piece of fiction. Although it provides but… Read more →

Uncle’s News

fiction by Leah MacLean-Evans first place winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize for fiction, sponsored by BookThug — “‘Uncle’s News’ is a beautifully small story that revels in the physical details of its scenes, encouraging the reader to feel comfortably nestled within the narrative, within the arms of the uncle in question. The writing—which has as much character as the… Read more →

Without

poetry by Lindsay Miles third place winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize in poetry — “‘Without’ is a quintessential narrative poem with a masterful eye for the everyday, for the small: small moments, small language. Effectively compact with masterful line breaks, ‘Without’ displays a stunning attention to the power of an image; it is the perfect encapsulation of what a poem… Read more →

Inside After

Poetry by Jeff Parent third place winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize in poetry — “‘Inside After’ is a simple delight of a poem from start to finish. The down-to-earth, understated wit immediately draws the reader not just into the poem, but directly into the drawer, and you don’t ever really need to leave. You are invited into a… Read more →

My Favourite Shirley Jackson Book was Eaten By My Rapist’s Dog

poetry by Rasiqra Revulva second place winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize in poetry — “Rasiqra’s poem is a found/erasure poem that stands entirely on its own, no context required, as a skilled, artful, and arresting original poem. At first glance, the poem feels almost too personal: reading feels invasive, but persistence pays off, with the reader becoming implicit… Read more →

We Met on 5th

poetry by Spenser Smith first place winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize in poetry — “With ‘We Met on 5th,’ Spenser takes an unparalleled approach to combining original and found poetry. The immaculate craft of this poem takes an intimate, difficult subject and breaks it down into sections that perfectly balance intense inwardness with devastating invitation. This poem takes… Read more →

Winnie

fiction by Jack Hostrawser second place fiction winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize, sponsored by BookThug — “‘Winnie’ is an exemplary story in all aspects: from characters to pacing to the prose itself—so clear and crisp it is almost transparent. The story drew us in immediately and never let us go. The moment you finish, you want to jump… Read more →