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Poetry Contest 2021: The Longlist

Poetry Contest 2021: The Longlist

It's finally here: the longlist for our 2021 Poetry Contest. Many thanks to all our readers, and to those who submitted their work. Congratulations to these talented poets! ---- non-consensual, by Eva Wissting Last night in my mother's house, still a maiden, by Zoe...

Issue 44.4 Teaser: MISÂSKWATÔMINISKÂHK

Issue 44.4 Teaser: MISÂSKWATÔMINISKÂHK

full of saskatoon berries sage-smoke & yarrow wild columbine & aster

                                                           

where the trees grow crooked

by swift-flowing rivers

& grassy hills where bu alo used to jump

Tainna: The Unseen Ones

Tainna: The Unseen Ones

Tainna, pronounced Da-e-nn-a, features five stories that centre Inuk characters living in the Canadian South. Dunning’s tone throughout the book is candid and colloquial. However, since Tainna is a series of short stories, each story uses a slightly different voice, and that’s where we see the elegance in Dunning’s craft as a writer. 

I Can Feel Him Breathing

I Can Feel Him Breathing

I Can Feel Him Breathing is the honourable mention for the 2021 Creative Non-Fiction Contest, as selected by Judge Dr. Njoki Wane. _____________   In the morning I stand in front of the bedroom closet, half-dressed, wrestling with the sliding door. The door won’t...

awâsis–kinky and dishevelled

awâsis–kinky and dishevelled

Louise Bernice Halfe – Sky Dancer’s sixth book, awâsis – kinky and dishevelled, shimmers and cackles on each page. “awâsis” is the nêhiyawêwin word for “child,” but, as Halfe states in the acknowledgements, the word translates beyond the concept of a child to mean “being lent a spiritual being.” Halfe lends the reader a spiritual being throughout the text: the title figure appears in each of the fifty-three poems. 

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Room 44.4 Cover

ROOM 44.4, Open
Edited by SELINA BOAN
Assistant Editors ASNA SHAIKH and ANGELIC
Shadow Editor HOPE LAUTERBACH

In This Issue: Angelic, Ivy B, Manahil Bandukwala, Ivanna Baranova, Levi Cain, Lindsay Cavanaugh, Lily Chang, Kai Conradi, Sarah Ebba Hansen, Kendra Heinz, Teya Hollier, Liz Howard, Zoe Imani Sharpe, syan jay, Jay Julio, Bonnie S. Kaplan, Kimmortal, Hope Lauterbach, K. Lenek, Nya Lewis, Pinki Li, Annick MacAskill, Kayla MacInnis, britt mcgillivray, Sneha Madhaven-Reese, Anukriti Mishra, Cassandra Meyers, Adesuwa Okoyomon, Pauline Peters, Terese Mason Pierre, Amber Sandy, Trish Sewell, Nadia Siu Van, Linda Trinh, Summer Tyance, Lily Wang, Sanna Wani, Vale Warren, Carrie Jade Williams, Jocelyn Wong, Yu-Sen Zhou

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