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Evan Michael Sproat

Life flows through inanimate objects.

I remember when I first encountered Evan Michael Sproat’s work circa 2016. Being a transplanted prairie chicken myself, I thought it had made such a…

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Kyla Jamieson

To conflate Kyla with the "I" of the poems is to get her wrong again.

I keep being wrong about Kyla Jamieson. I first saw her at a reading, where I was struck by her fierceness. Her poetry was biting…

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daffodil

Hovering cursors, paths that compete to offer themselves.

They glided in the cafe on a unicycle.  A sense of opportunism mixed with a heavy, wistful wonder struck me throughout our conversation. Daffodil is…

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Turunesh

Conjurer of worlds, master of arcane wisdom.

World building means you have a sense of a bigger universe. Of something more, even epic, things that haunt the edges of your story. Turunesh…

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Samantha Marie Nock

Decolonial love! Radical Reciprocity! Tenderness! Care!

Samantha Marie Nock is a Cree-Métis woman whose family is from Sakitawak (Île-À-La-Crosse), North Saskatchewan. She has been living, working and writing in Vancouver for…

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Sharona Franklin

Art at the hem of our nerves, our skin, our organs.

Sharona Franklin is a disabled artist who recently attracted much mainstream attention after Gucci plagiarized her cake sculptures, with no compensation or credit given. She runs @paid.technologies,…

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Maskara

More slow, more warped. Way more props.

I met with Nxc Hxghxs at a busy coffee shop in East Van. New to the neighbourhood, and to Vancouver in general, I feared a…