edited by Amanda Earl
the debut issue features new work by:
j / j hastain
Sneha Subramanian Kanta
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Manahil Bandukwala is a Pakistani-Canadian writer and artist. Her chapbook, Pipe Rose, came out with battleaxe press in 2018. Recent work has appeared in the Puritan, Room Magazine, Bywords.ca, carte blanche, and others. She is on the editorial teams of In/Words Magazine and Canthius. See more of her work at manahils.com.
Ariel Dawn lives in Victoria, British Columbia with her son and daughter. She spends her time writing, reading, studying Tarot, and working on her first collection of poems. Recent work appears in canthius, (parenthetical), Foxhole, Room, NationalPoetryMonth.ca, and is forthcoming in A Furious Hope anthology.
Allie Duff is originally from St. John's, NL and is now living in Ottawa, ON. Allie’s poems have been published in Riddle Fence, NewPoetry.ca, Paragon, Bywords.ca, and NQonline.ca. She is a founding member of Spoken Word St. John's, an organization that hosts monthly poetry open mics at The Ship in St. John's.
Brinda Gulati is a final year Creative Writing student at the University of Warwick. Her favourite poem is 'Funeral Blues', she loves the smell of old pages in secondhand bookshops; her favourite account on Instagram is @jasoncampbellstudio. Brinda has lived across continents and in different cities: in Delhi, Singapore, and now in the UK.
j/j hastain is the inventor of The Mystical Sentence Projects and is author of several cross-genre books including the Trans-genre book libertine monk (Scrambler Press, 2012), Luci: a Forbidden Soteriology (Black Radish Books, 2015), The Non-Novels (Spuyten Duyvil, 2015) Apophallation Sketches (Radicle Press, 2016),and The Xyr Trilogy: a Metaphysical Romance of Experimental Realisms. j/j’s writing has recently appeared in a thing like you and me, Flapperhouse, Caketrain, Trickhouse, The Collagist, Housefire, Bombay Gin, Aufgabe and Tarpaulin Sky.
Ren Iwamoto is writer from Toronto/Calgary/Ottawa. Their first words, spoken at three days old, were “Behold, I am Yabalacoath, once-bright queen of the Seven-fold World! Gaze upon me and despair, for I have seen the end of the universe, and it is not glorious.”
Margo LaPierre is a Canadian poet and visual artist. She completed a BA in Philosophy and a Publishing certificate at Ryerson University. Her poems have been published in CAROUSEL, The Feathertale Review, fillingStation, Bywords.ca, Petal Journal, Echolocation, and EAT IT: A Literary Cookbook of Food, Sex and Women’s Writing. Her poem “Bear Skin Rug” won the silver award for Poetry at the Alberta Magazine Publishers Awards. After over a decade in Toronto, she now lives in Ottawa.
Dona Mayoora is an interdisciplinary artist, bilingual poet, author, inkophile and techie born in Kerala, India and residing in Connecticut,USA. Her poetry and art works have been published in various international journals. Her works have been exhibited in Italy (2016, 2018), Spain (2017) and on Asemic Women Writers Online Exhibit (2018:- Spring and Summer). https://www.instagram.com/dmayoora/; https://www.facebook.com/CalligraphyStories/; https://www.facebook.com/dmayoora.
Ashley Naftule is from Phoenix, AZ. He’s been published in Ghost City Press, Rinky Dinky Press, Occulum, Four Chambers Press, Bone & Ink Press, Hypnopomp, L’Ephemere Review, Ellipsis, Amethyst Review, Molotov Cocktail, and Mojave Heart. His plays Ear and The First Annual Bookburners Convention premiered at Space55 in 2017 and 2018.
Dominik Parisien's poetry chapbook We, Old Young Ones is forthcoming from Frog Hollow Press through its Dis/Ability series and his recent work can be found in Quill & Quire, The Fiddlehead, Plenitude, Train: a poetry journal, as well as other magazines and anthologies. He is the co-editor, with Navah Wolfe, of The Starlit Wood: New Fairy Tales, which won the Shirley Jackson Award. His latest project is Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, with Elsa Sjunneson-Henry. Dominik is a disabled, bisexual, French Canadian. He lives in Toronto.
Fátima Queiroz was born in Rio de Janeiro, lives in Santos and is a teacher (Letters). She is self-taught in painting, sculpture, digital art and fractals. She has published papers in several sites in Brazil and abroad. For more of her work, visit her blog, X/Y/Z/ http://fatimaqueiroz.tumblr.com/
Rasiqra Revulva is a queer femme writer, multi-media artist, editor, musician, performer, and Databat. Her debut collection Cephalopography will be published by Wolsak and Wynn in spring 2020. If You Forget the Whipped Cream, You're No Good As A Woman (Gap Riot Press, 2018) is her second chapbook. Follow: @rasiqra_revulva.
Sneha Subramanian Kanta is a GREAT scholarship awardee, and has earned a second postgraduate degree in literature from England. A Pushcart Prize nominee, her chapbook Home is Hyperbole won the Boston Uncommon Chapbook Series (Boston Accent Lit). She is the founding editor of Parentheses Journal. She loves horses.
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