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

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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Spotlight on the Latest Issue of BafterC, Guest Edited by Jess Taylor

Today, we’re shining the spotlight on BafterC Vol. 8 No 1, which was guest-edited by none other than Jess Taylor, author of the acclaimed debut story collection, Pauls. This NEW MOTION ISSUE of BafterC (with bold new design!) contains work by Spencer Gordon, Chad Campbell, Phoebe Wang, Dominique Bernier-Cormier, Mat Laporte, Jessie Jones, Jesse Eckerlin, JC Bouchard,

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Spring poetry PREVIEW: a Q&A with Jimmy McInnes, author of A More Perfect [

On March 18, 2008,  at the height of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Barack Obama delivered his famous “A More Perfect Union” speech at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was an iconic moment in an already memorable campaign that had seen the meteoric rise of then-candidate Obama from bright

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