Literature Poetry Rob Colgate

Want Poem

Rob Colgate Finn drowned me         he wanted to               there’s nowhere            to read this and my rubber               filled with lungs               pushed the stretch        of my back thin...

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Fiction Kate Cayley Literature

Bloody Mary

Kate Cayley There was a small bathroom off of the gym changeroom. Grace knew it was almost never used. It was behind a beige door between two rows of lockers, and it only had three cubicles. The bathroom was L-shaped, the cubicles facing the sinks and mirrors, and then a corner that ended in a...

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Literature Poetry Samantha Sternberg


Samantha Sternberg Wafer paper and moonlightspread across the swept table.A fresh pen. Start at the waist. Hands on hips.The small-leaved lime treehad the greatest girth in Łódź, 2017. There must be enough to hold onto.Eat, eat. Few of her words I remember.Six years we shared. Zeyde stayed late...

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Aylin Malcolm Literature Poetry

Hometown Litany

Aylin Malcolm Sell gender to the highest bidder. Curate crisis. Have graceless breakdownover plans made. Undothe bed, shiver. A day weighed downwith hashtags: new year,                             new war. Splinters of time and death, merepartitioning the river. Noone...

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Creative Non-fiction Leanne Dunic Literature

Why Do You Kiss Everyone

Leanne Dunic A woman who was in my kindergarten class remembers me as the girl who had a crush on the Ghostbusters. I didn’t crush on all of the Ghostbusters, mainly the quirkier of the bunch: Egon Spengler and Peter Venkman. In Venkman, I found humour, self-confidence, street-smarts, and...

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Literature Poetry William Vallières

The Sleepover

Courtney Love on all night in his low attic roomtesting with toes, jokes that weren’t jokesand soon, the lingering hand— how I loved his lingering hand!Fingers in the boxer band, our hardness!I shook in the sheetsout of joy for him that night. The next morning was Lady Di’s funeraland we were...

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