‘Being alive is hella complex and I want art that reflects that!’: In Conversation with Mat Laporte

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RATS NEST, the long-awaited debut book by Mat Laporte is a mysterious and sometimes hallucinogenic sci-fi short story collection that builds a narrative out of the complexity and dialectical uncertainty that many people feel about being alive in the 21st century. RATS NEST introduces readers to a protoplasmic, fantastical underworld, as navigated by a self-reproducing

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In Conversation: Stephen Thomas Discusses The Jokes

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Stephen Thomas’s debut book, The Jokes, is a collection of flash fiction stories full of surprises, humour and sincerity. Compared to Lydia Davis’s writing, The Jokes was shortlisted for the Metatron Prize for Rising Authors of Contemporary Literature. In a review for The Globe and Mail, Pasha Malla wrote, “The Jokes invokes those seemingly banal experiences that unexpectedly suggest

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Pearl Pirie’s the pet radish, shrunken is a finalist for the 2016 Archibald Lampman Award!

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Congratulations to Pearl Pirie! Arc Poetry Magazine have announced the 2015 Archibald Lampman Award finalists and we’re thrilled that Pearl is shortlisted for her 3rd full collection, the pet radish, shrunken! Hurray, Pearl! Go radish, go! the pet radish, shrunken deals in the poetics of sound, language, and play. In true Pirie style, this fresh,

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In Conversation: Phil Hall Chats with Wanda Praamsma About his Latest Collection, Conjugation

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From award-winning poet, and our own senior poetry editor, Phil Hall, comes his latest collection of poetry, Conjugation. The term “conjugation” refers to more than the obvious grammatical movement of pronouns through time (I am / you are / they will be). For, in Biology, it also refers to the transfer of information between cells. Conjugation sees an

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