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BIPOC Art Ecosystem

BIPOC Art Ecosystem

The BIPOC Art ecosystem is a creative environment that is inspired by the structures, functions, processes, and symbiotic relationships found on the land where we live. As well, the ecosystem honours the wisdom and teachings of the host nations on unceded territories to which we (Karmella + Lexi) are uninvited guests. We are a part of centuries of microscopic transformations and changes, and we carry on the work of our ancestors as we centre art and community-building in the continuous fight for liberation, sovereignty, and environmental justice.

Interview with Molly Cross-Blanchard, Editor of Issue 45.3 “Audacity”

Interview with Molly Cross-Blanchard, Editor of Issue 45.3 “Audacity”

I wanted to choose something within my own creative wheelhouse, so at first I was thinking something around “shame.” But then I realized shame isn’t actually what I’m interested in; the really good stuff has to do with anti-shame. So I went down a thesaurus hole and threw some options out to the team, like “brazen,” “scandalous,” and “exposed,” but audacity seemed to be the word everyone connected with the most. I also like that when you say “The Audacity Issue” it sounds like an exclamation as well as a title.

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

Open: Letter from the Editor Issue 44.4

Open: Letter from the Editor Issue 44.4

In trying to find a common theme between all the pieces of this issue, I kept returning to the idea of what it means for us, as writers and artists, to pull at the threads of our identities and inventions in order to lay them on the page. Working alongside my thoughtful editorial team, this issue celebrates writers and artists whose work draws open language and guides us with care through the possibilities of storytelling. 

An Excerpt From Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians

An Excerpt From Michelle Good’s Five Little Indians

Our 2021 Short Forms Contest is being judged by Michelle Good! Michelle Good is of Cree ancestry, a descendent of the Battle River Cree and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation. She graduated from UBC with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing MFA in...

Call for Submissions: 45.3 AUDACITY

Call for Submissions: 45.3 AUDACITY

We invite you to submit your unpublished work to the “Audacity” issue of Room—an issue we hope will dare to risk normalcy and politeness in the name of bold and uncompromising truth.  “Audacity” will be edited by Molly Cross-Blanchard (author of Exhibitionist) and...

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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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