Literary Arts

The Creative Writer

Canada’s most generous author, the poet bpNichol, once watched the mass-media magician Uri Geller perform…

Bless the Damned Canadian 150

Bless Canada, a huge, gangly nation filled with happy people (7th happiest place on earth)…

Catharine: Chapter 17: The End

In 2017 the city is small by any measure but still masked with a metropolis…

Chapter 16: The Spoils

This is the sixteenth of many excerpts from Heather Lowe’s novella titled Catharine. It explores…

The Illegals: The Book of Now
By Gregory Betts Hamilton author Lawrence Hill writes of black bodies moving through white spaces.…
In the Soil of Words
By Gregory Betts You know, language doesn’t just lay a mask over reality, but actively…
Chapter 15.5: The Boroughs (Part 2)

This is the fifteenth of many excerpts from Heather Lowe’s novella titled Catharine. It explores…

Chapter 15: The Boroughs (Part 1)

This is the fifteenth of many excerpts from Heather Lowe’s novella titled Catharine. It explores…

How to Speak to Aliens: Visual Poetry and the Fiction of Contact
By Gregory Betts Denis Villeneuve’s film Arrival (2016) captures a central problem about coming into…
Chapter 14: The Other City
This is the fourteenth of many excerpts from Heather Lowe’s novella titled Catharine. It explores…