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