Poetry • Anne Bokma

ORANGE by ANNE BOKMA   I am an orange solid in your hands heavy as a heart you toss me from one palm to the other and back again then roll me across the kitchen table loosening the dimpled skin that protects the secret inside you push your thumb into the navel and feel the … Continue reading Poetry • Anne Bokma

Memoir • Miriam Clavir

Burning Questions for My Grandma BY MIRIAM CLAVIR              “What’s the difference between boys and girls?” I asked my grandma when I was six. This was in the early 1950s, and we were walking to her small store below the second-floor lobby of a bowling alley on Toronto’s Bloor Street. In the Adele Hat Shoppe … Continue reading Memoir • Miriam Clavir

Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #2 by SAMITA NANDY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       Celebrity Cultures in Canada is a fascinating essay collection that sheds light on the production, distribution, and reception of celebrities in historical and contemporary contexts of Canada. Although the nation can be … Continue reading Review: Samita Nandy / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York

BOOK REVIEW #1 by BRENNA CLARKE GRAY Celebrity Cultures in Canada by Katja Lee and Lorraine York 
[Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2016.]       In his Souvenir of Canada series, Douglas Coupland makes a compelling case for a Canadian identity that is rooted in the experience of “secret handshakes,” those shared moments of … Continue reading Review: Brenna Clarke Gray / Katja Lee & Lorraine York