The Life of an Artifact in Duodecadal Glances

 

There’s an exquisite pleasure in communing with bees. That’s how I think of gardening as I watch the slow bumble of a black and yellow fuzzpot in his swollen pollen jodhpurs amble in and out of crimson-petaled cups I planted for exactly this…

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Go read my interstitial sudden fictions sequence “The Life of an Artifact in Duodecadal Glances” over at Map Literary. This piece is the full version of the segment which was part of my mini-collection We Beautiful Terrible Beasts, a finalist for the Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Prize.

story link: http://www.mapliterary.org/alexandra-renwick-the-life-of-an-artifact-in-duodecadal-glances.html

“Little Red Roofs” in Understorey Magazine

red-roofsMy poem “Little Red Roofs” is up today in Understorey Magazine, Issue #9. Happy to say they totally nailed it with this gorgeous accompanying photo of Deanne Fitzpatrick‘s brilliant artisan textile. Of course I totally, totally want one, because of, you know, the little red roofs.

[link http://understoreymagazine.ca/article/little-red-roofs ]

From “Little Red Roofs“:

What has brought on
my predilection for houses
with little red roofs?

I never lived in one
—not to my knowledge—
but out in the world
continually reach for even
hokey nicknacks of the image:
vintage plaster souvenirs from
Amsterdam or Aruba,
country carvings of Amish barns
and tiny bisque pagodas
marked Occupied Japan.

life sentence in Mslexia Magazine

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Just got a note from gorgeous Mslexia that they intend to include in their December issue a one-sentence snip from a current work in progress, a little something I’m calling Notes from the Castle. If I had to title this as a stand-alone piece, I suppose it would be called “My Neighbour the Priest.”

Unlike many of my writings, this actually happened in Real Life. Look for it in December in the Life Sentence section of Mslexia.