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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Kay Gabriel Literature Poetry

Collaboration 3

Kay Gabriel   i. Swam in a lake of it, got typically fucked Took stock of bathing coupons: half a chunk  of trophy on display, the marble auction, from where the guests come in. On the right side the cradle of her thigh  a mini world limned in that slit rounded, undraped, but fuller in the...

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John Stintzi Literature Poetry

Limp Wrists

John Stintzi Now— Winnipeg, MB. Near Confusion Corner   Winnipeg was once a wide world. Now wider than it seems, it is a cool spread thin. Now it is a hill of small favours, of small livings and hush nights and hard windows we view through. A city of voyeuristic perches perennial...

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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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