Literature

Julietta Singh Literature Poetry

Tenacities of Failure

(for Jack Halberstam) Julietta Singh   We are the dispossessed, the voices         of histories lost We are the queers, the dis-         abled, the darkies, niggers, Jews the indigenous of everywhere We are the...

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Literature Mitchell King Poetry

Star Fag

Mitchell King   I draw myself with smearing wrists unlifting and end up with three charcoal mouths talking into each other, leaving my body to her own devices; counting the brown hair on his forearm, counting the gray fuzz on his puppy-tongue, wishing to dissolve my identity in glitter and...

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Fiction Literature Suzette Mayr

Pencil Head

Suzette Mayr   This story is an excerpt from “Five Floors of Basement” (working title), a quasi-haunted-house novel that centres on a university professor named Edith who works at the fictional University of Inivea. Her office is in Crawley Hall, a building that produces...

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Adèle Barclay Literature Poetry

Sour Beer for Bitter Hearts

Adèle Barclay   I forgot about my necklace in your mouth but then we spoke so easily on a heated patio in the brightest dying light of the newest year. I was busy casting you as a sorry Justin Bieber but really you’re as handsome and persistent as a meme and I’m a soft space for your sad...

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Jane Byers Literature Poetry

What Lesbians Wear to the Mall

Jane Byers   A phys-ed teacher in Belleville, Ontario, who can’t come out invites me to do a lesbian “show and tell” in health class. The girls are quiet but fidgety while she introduces me, a picture of normal—chinos, pastel cardigan, Birkenstocks. Portray a boring life that is...

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Gwen Benaway Reviews

Coming Home in Small Beauty

Reviewed by Gwen Benaway Published in 2016, Jia Qing Wilson-Yang’s Small Beauty is a debut novel that explores family connections and the legacy of racism. The narrative’s central character is a young mixed-race transwoman retracing her family history back through generations while living in...

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Announcing Increased Honoraria

Thanks to the generous donors to our recent fundraiser, Plenitude is thrilled to announce that we are increasing our writer honoraria, effective immediately. For fiction, non-fiction, reviews, and articles, we now offer $60; for a poem, we offer $25. We are committed to paying our writers for...

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Gwen Benaway Reviews

Coming Home in Small Beauty

Reviewed by Gwen Benaway Published in 2016, Jia Qing Wilson-Yang’s Small Beauty is a debut novel that explores family connections and the legacy of racism. The narrative’s central character is a young mixed-race transwoman retracing her family history back through generations while living in...

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