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Review of Wifehood by Caitlin McKenzie

Review of Wifehood by Caitlin McKenzie

Wifehood by Caitlin McKenzie Ethel Micropress 32 pages $10 Deceptively simple, beautifully balanced, and structurally near-infinite: Barrie, Ontario poet Caitlin McKenzie’s first chapbook charts what it means to be a wife after growing up within a shattered parental...

Review of Making Up the Gods by Marion Agenew

Review of Making Up the Gods by Marion Agenew

Making Up the Gods by Marion Agnew Latitude 46 Publishing 376 pages $24 Agnew weaves together in a tender fashion her three narrators’ shared experiences—all people who share separate loneliness, grief, and a childhood with only one parent. Agnew’s writing is simple...

“Dearbaby Destroytown” by Gretchen Potter

“Dearbaby Destroytown” by Gretchen Potter

This National Indigenous Peoples Day, we return to Gretchen Potter's tremendous fiction piece "Dearbaby Destroytown," first published in Room 44.3 Indigenous Brilliance. May it guide us to stand in solidarity with and uplift Indigenous peoples, and to work in service...

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ROOM 47.2 Seedpod
“Maple keys are built by nature like helicopter blades, which allows them to propel as far as possible from the mother maple… In these pages, we see the brave, touching, true ways we, too, must embrace the fear and the excitement that comes with leaving where we are rooted.”

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