“Embryos develop fingerprints three months after conception.” This factoid is one among the notes jotted down on Post-Its and scraps of coffee-stained napkins strewn across my desk, kitchen table and nearly every surface of my apartment, all for the purpose of enriching my shoebox-full of manuscripts. When I reach for a bank statement on the … Continue reading Google Scholar
A Vivid World Under Siege
World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 2019’s World Press Photo Exhibition has made its way to Montreal’s Marché Bonsecours. This 62nd iteration of the photojournalism event offers a space in which photographers share stories of diverse peoples, movements and wildlife. Truly global in scale, 150 contest-winning photos were selected from over 78,000 photographs entered by over … Continue reading A Vivid World Under Siege
Body of Sound
The computer keys click under the weight of my fingers typing one word after the next and then, silence. My focus is fleeting. I need something to keep me fastened to this creaking chair, something to stop me from trying to escape this tiny windowless office and do something regrettable like crack open a beer … Continue reading Body of Sound
The Secret to Never Getting Rejected Again
Spoiler Alert: The above title may or may not be misleading. I open my mailbox expecting to find a grocery store flyer or the latest IKEA catalogue, but what I discover is a self-addressed stamped envelope. It’s from a literary magazine, one of the fifty or so I’ve submitted to in the past nine months … Continue reading The Secret to Never Getting Rejected Again
Brain, Are You Rewired Yet?
The idle cursor blinks. Type. I stare at the laptop screen and it stares back at me. I type my first word. Cudgel. Where do I go from here? “Cudgel,” I repeat, conjuring images of clubs, hammers, and a myriad of blunt instruments. I find myself opening up the dictionary app to verify the word's … Continue reading Brain, Are You Rewired Yet?