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"It’s 6 a.m. when the lights turn on / in a white-washed drugstore, / as if it were a little theatre / shining out onto the sidewalk." more

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"Had hardwoods and crown moulding / I thought I could afford. I signed the lease, / sick of driving everything I owned" more

POETRY

"On benedick’s retirement, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the catholic church" more

POETRY

"Rita, we are both members / of the fat neo-Scottish diaspora. / Don’t tell me it doesn’t exist, sweet darlin’" more

POETRY

the historian who writes potboiler novels replete w/ racial stereotypes / the wildlife biologist who chases bears from the staff parking lot more

POETRY

The Poetry Deal

Two books of poetry from veteran writers – one new, one a deluxe re-issue with CD – provide proof that poetry is a lifetime occupation. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

City of remaining maples, snuffed neon, pensioners ruminating over donuts. more

POETRY

Many thanks to all those who entered and congratulations to the shortlisted entrants! more

Erasure Poetry Contest 3 Comments

From Lemon Hound, a poetry collection published by Coach House Books in 2006. more

FICTION

From Lemon Hound, a poetry collection published by Coach House books in 2006. more

FICTION

From If Language, a poetry collection published by BookThug in 2005. Each poem in the book is an anagram of an epigraph written by Steve McCaffery that contains 525 letters. Gregory Betts’ essay “Trench Poetry” appeared in Geist No. 54. more

Poetry

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Which is correct: That shirt smells of fish, or That shirt smells like fish?

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