Poetry

Poetry Contest 2021: The Winners

Poetry Contest 2021: The Winners

We are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our 2021 Poetry Contest. A huge congratulations to the following three poets, whose works have been carefully selected by our esteemed judge, Kama La Mackerel, after hours of deliberation. We won't keep you waiting...

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

Meeting Jibreel

Meeting Jibreel

“Meeting Jibreel” is the honourable mention for Room’s Poetry Contest 2020, as selected by judge Canisia Lubrin. In my Quranic primer of short, & long, verses I scrawled in the margins with metallic ink. I learned the name of an angel, as my body Shaped a conduit...

Lorna Goodison: Four Poems

Lorna Goodison: Four Poems

Whale Dreams I Wet basalt back of whale passing one hundred feet from the deck, makes me call you to run come from front gate to the sea side to watch this great token made manifest in the glassy March sea. I kneel down on these rocks astonished at the sight of...

Galaxies

Galaxies

Galaxies After Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” Ladies and gentlemen, please. Thank you, thank you—yes, the magic tonight was real. The trick, this time, is mine. No magician can saw me in half—without bunny or top hat or spell cast, I have simply vanished. Call me the first...

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“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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