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Poetry #118

New poetry by Danny P. Barbare, Emma Binder, Adam Henry Carrière, Michael Ceralo, Graham Isaac, Jim Murdoch, David Pointer, Ag Synclair, Christian Ward, Heather Whited, and Gerald Yelle.

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Three weeks after he died, Blake casually walked past me, opened the door of a blue hatchback and drove away.  It was far from the beat up clunker he drove when we started college, and I wondered how he was able to afford it.  None the less, I quickly slid my car into drive and pulled out behind him. (more…)

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Poetry #117

New poetry by DB Cox, Jack Henry, Ari Jankelowitz, Mike Meraz, Karissa Morton, Rich Murphy, Dawn Schout, and Michael J. Solender

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Prose #117

Welcome to micro prose issue 117.  Instead of the usual longer stories, we bring you shorts that pack a big punch.   Showing a life in the flash of an eye is an art and these authors are artists.  Take a short break and let Leslie McIntyre, Joseph Gant, Jeannette Cheezum, and Josh Olsen take you somewhere special. Be sure to zip back around for a second dose of “Good People”, this issue’s editor’s pick for “must read twice.”


Good People

Leslie McIntyre

At the gates of Heaven, Saint Peter tallies all my inadequacies, every lie I’ve told, every sin of the flesh. I stand on my tip-toes to get a glimpse of his clipboard:

  • Pens I’ve stolen from various establishments: 184
  • Instances of extramarital sex: 493
  • Faked orgasms: 1,312.

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Jude Dillon presents: M. Jay Smith

M. Jay Smith is a Toronto-based writer and poet originally from Edmonton, Alberta. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines, and literary journals throughout the continent. Although she quit formal academic investigations into experimental poetry and aesthetic theory with the birth of her daughter in 2005, she continues to pursue these avenues of enquiry in her creative writing. She is presently preparing a book of poems that investigates the poetic intersections of feminism and the Albertan landscape.

edmontonia (excerpts in the key of e)

edict

flat lands

wordless flat lands

(dictum).

in these fields

of wheat.

our egos

humbled

by the sky.

our sky-scape-

rs are grain

elevators.

it’s a literary

reference

this carapace of place.

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