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Issue 13 (Winter 2017) – Births

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Issue 12 (Fall 2016) – Animals

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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

Zoopoiesis, with Mountains, by Rhonda Eikamp

Stand This is the insufflation. Imagine a white place. She’s in the white place, or she is the white place. She’s wearing a gown, in a white bed. Her name … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

The Hedgehog and the Pine Cone, by Gwynne Garfinkle

This is the story of Purple and Green, two hedgehogs who were the best of friends. They rolled and played on the forest floor. The hedgehogs were spiny and guarded, … Continue reading

February 9, 2017