Category: Microliterature

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Review of Jessica Bebenek’s Fourth Walk

by Annick MacAskill

Fourth Walk is the third chapbook by Montréal-based poet Jessica Bebenek, one of three titles put out by microlit publisher Desert Pets Press this past spring. In the opening stanzas of “Accismus,” the second poem in the collection, the poet unites two distinct and seemingly irreconcilable incarnations of the lyric voice: the personal,

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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.

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MicroLit Review: Distributaries by Laura K. McRae

by Annick MacAskill

“Distributary: A branch of river that breaks off and flows away from the main stream.” So reads the epigraph to Laura K. McRae’s debut chapbook, Distributaries. The cover bears a photo showing a section of the Liao River in North East China, while the end matter presents a sketch of the Po River Delta in Italy.

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“Like Trying Really Hard to Ride a Really Bad Bicycle”: Interview with Thomas Molander

by Fawn Parker

Thomas Molander is a musician and writer from BC currently living in Montreal. His forthcoming novel is called The Article Man. He is editor and co-founder of Bad Nudes Magazine.

Fawn Parker: I’m thinking about using Jarett Kobek as a launching pad here. You were telling me recently about his book I Hate the Internet.