3 play poems in NOUS Magazine

20170518_081608NOUS is without doubt the most adorable magazine my work has ever appeared in. Seriously adorable, simply the physical object of it.nous 2017-3

My copy arrived from the UK in a tidy collection-worthy packet, complete with wee little sticker and limited edition poster. Billing themselves as the “magazine for mind culture & empathic thinking,” these guys use an artisan printing process and mindful application of vivid interior color.  This thing oozes loving craftsmanship.

Check out NOUS 8, the Play Issue. Includes my poems “played out,” “play me,” and “play time.”

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NOUS direct link: nous 2017 -4http://www.nous-magazine.de/play

“As Mistress Wishes” to appear in alternate Canada anthology

Her ceramic arm and hand and articulated fingers gleam unadulterated ivory, whiter than the snow outside already melting as it falls. . .

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Some buzz has already been generating about the forthcoming 49th Parallels anthology from super-local (Yay, Ottawa!)  independent publisher Bundoran Press, which the Toronto Metro describes as “an anthology around what would have happened if the country took a very different turn.”  I’m happy to say my post-pandemic Vancouver story “As Mistress Wishes” will be joining the excellent lineup of these Canada-askew tales.

This one re-imagines the downtown Vancouver peninsula as a sort of steam-powered walled matriarchal city state, its society a product of the previous generation’s fierce battles over resources splitting along a strict gender divide, a world with little appreciation for nuance or inclusivity.

Mistress’s voice soothes something deep in my chest, past the industrial ceramic ribcage of my refashioning, a restless twitch in the meat muscle of my canine heart…

And of course it’s told from the dog’s perspective. Because DOGS.

More info as it materializes.