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Review: Exit Text by Geneviève Robichaud

by Jason Freure

If you asked me to define an “exit text,” I would naively tell you it was probably a dramatic instruction, like [EXIT – Pursued by bear]. Shakespeare’s plays are full of these jarring moments of blocking, when characters go off stage or, even better, when they die, shortly after announcing their fate. One lacks for almost nothing reading his poetically dense plays, except where stage directions leave moments that can only be filled by actors and directors.


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The Poetical is Political and the Books are Burning: Reviewing Adrienne Rich, Present Tense, and Speech Actions

by Kailey Havelock

During the 2016 American election, I watched the results come in through a Twitter feed dominated by writers. It somehow felt more real to read reactions rather than the news itself, as if none of us were alone as we processed this ubiquitous confrontation with reality.

Tony Kushner states in the preface to a reprinting of Angels in America,


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The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize

by André Forget

The following is an interview with Doug Sikkema, Project Leader for the Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing, a literary award worth $25,000 from Cardus. Cardus is a Canadian think tank “dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture.” The Puritan’s essays editor,


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Interview with A. Zachary

by Aaron Boothby

A. Zachary is a writer and artist living in Toronto. The End, by Anna, published by the Montreal-based press Metatron, is their first book. This interview took place through email conversations, has been edited, and comes with a spoiler alert. You may very much want to read the book before reading.