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Issue 14 (Spring 2017) – Musics

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Issue 13 (Winter 2017) – Births

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Issue 14 Table of Contents

This is a collection for those who hear melodies in all things, even in the buzzing of a swarm of flies. It’s a collection for synaesthetes, musicians, and music-lovers of … Continue reading

April 29, 2017

Issue 13 Table of Contents

Issue 13 is a collection about “Births,” but not just the birth of babies. Creation and procreation can give us beautiful and terrible things, or things that carry the balance of … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

Issue 12 Foreword

I once met a literature scholar who specialized in Canadian animal stories. “How cool,” I thought, and I’ve wanted to put together a bestiary ever since. It was just a … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

One General Law, by J.J. LaTourelle

A small, green lizard sidestepped his way out of the baked depths of a great canyon. He moved slowly, like an insect trying to avoid the attention of greater eyes. … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

The Horse Road, by John Linwood Grant

Dark-maned and wary, he waits. Crows creak on the edge of the moor, cotton-grass sways by the small tarns. The world is not as asleep as it should be. He … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

The Compassion of the Pheasant Lord, by Leena Likitalo

The life of a pheasant lord is a short one. I hunt the Fox because I must. For in this forest I rule one is either the hunter or the … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

The First of Her Name, by Elaine Cuyegkeng

I. I was born of the First, in the height of spring. Removed from Her presence and christened by my sisters, I was set among the cots of the scholar-explorer … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

The Visit, by Subashini Navaratnam

Time replayed itself in a loop: for days and nights we went over the same circuitous path in our minds, trying not to say what we wanted to say to … Continue reading

February 9, 2017