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Arleen Paré


Arleen Paré grew up in Montreal and now lives in Victoria. In Vancouver she raised two sons and worked for twenty years in the social services bureaucracy. "Paper Trail" is a excerpt from a book-length manuscript based on that experience. Her work has been published in the anthologies Emerge and The Shadbolts.

Bobby returns from the war with a box-camera snapshot of boys drowning in greatcoats. more

POETRY

A paranoid office-worker relieves the alienation she feels in her job by writing experimental lyric prose. more

FICTION

In Astrid van der Pol’s poetry collection, Invisible Lines (BuschekBooks), the past is the most hopeful, whereas each new future enters some form of sadness. more

Reviews

Between the Door Posts, by Isa Milman (Ekstasis Editions), begins with this quote from Kafka: “How can one take delight in the world unless one flees to it for refuge?” more

Reviews

ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Does the phrase centre around, as in “the conversation centred around issues of freedom,” bug anyone but me? A centre is a fixed spot, and other stuff moves around it, right?

Lucy, Cyberspace

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