Table of Contents

Main Journal

Letter from the Editor.
Darcie Friesen Hossack


Edited by Sylvia Petter

Yours. by Bruce Meyer

Yellow Fly. by Niles M. Reddick

The Woman Who Vanished into Thin Air. by Raine Geoghegan

Chin Chin Chan. by Robert Olen Butler

High Tea. by Eliot Hudson

Father’s pigeons. by Sherzod Artikov

A Letter to My Readers. by Connie Woodring

The Beautiful One Has Come. by Suzanne Kamata

Novel excerpt from The Scorpion’s Whisper. by M.M. Tawfik


Edited by Olga Stein

All Shook Up. by Paul Germano


Books and Reviews. Edited by Geraldine Sinyuy

Gordon Phinn. Books Reviewed:

Glorious Birds, Heidi Greco (Anvil Press)
Freedom, Sebastian Junger (Harper Collins)
Letters in a Bruised Cosmos, Liz Howard (McClelland&Stewart)
Postcolonial Love Poem, Natalie Diaz (Graywolf Press)
Conjure, Rae Armantrout (Wesleyan University Press)
Norma Jeane Baker of Troy, Anne Carson (New Directions)


The Other Life, by Patrick Connors. Review by Darcie Friesen Hossack

Prayers for Aisha Lulu. Review by Mourad Al Khatibi


Literary Spotlight with Sue Burge

Richard Lambert


Writing Advice with Sue Burge

Spoken Word


Poetry. Edited by Clara Burghelea
with Nancy Ndeke and Lori Roadhouse

The Disappeared Poet. by Olga Stein

ODE TO SERENA BUFALINO. by Marc di Saverio

The Autumnal Series. by Debra Black

The Torch That We Never Saw. by Mansour Noorbakhsh

Histograms. by Dr. Rubeena Anjum

Kali Ma. by Raine Geoghegan

Every Heart. by Connie T. Braun

How Do Rainbows Fall, exactly? by Rhonda Melanson

Grand Pre. by Chad Norman

The Right to Privacy. by Elizabeth Poliner

On Reading Travel Documents. by Monica Manolachi

Standing Like That. by Michał Choiński

I have you only. by Ranjith Sivaraman

Sloshing sound of a flowing river. by Bhuwan Thapaliya

100 TPC* in “H-Ray Vision by Hillol Ray


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Published by darcie friesen hossack

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her short story collection, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was a runner-up for the Danuta Gleed Award, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Ontario Library Association's Forest of Reading Evergreen Award for Adult Fiction. Citing irreverence, the book was banned by the LaCrete Public Library in Northern Alberta. Having mentored with Giller finalists Sandra Birdsell (The Russlander) and Gail Anderson Dargatz (Spawning Grounds, The Cure for Death by Lightening), Darcie is now completing her first novel where, for a family with a Seventh-day Adventist father and a Mennonite mother, the End Times are just around the corner. Darcie is also a four time judge of the Whistler Independent Book Awards, and a career food writer. She lives in Northern Alberta, Canada, with her husband, international award-winning chef, Dean Hossack.

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