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A Conversation with David Huebert, Author of “Chemical Valley” - David Huebert, winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize and CBC Short Story Prize, talks about his new short story collection "Chemical Valley," dirty nature writing, and the creative process.
“Troubadour”: A Conversation with Camille Intson - Camille Intson is an internationally-acclaimed queer/femme multidisciplinary artist and practitioner-researcher. Her new record "troubadour" is a poetic tour de force of epic proportions.
How Goblincore Redefines Beauty - Goblincore, a new online subculture, is determined to prove beauty really does exist in the eye of the beholder. Rather than prioritizing the aesthetic of dainty, sensuous folklore characters, it uses goblins to embrace the strange, queer, and peculiar.
When Do We Stop Writing?: Fatima Daas’s Commitment to the Unethical Truth - "The Last One" by Fatima Daas is an ambitious work of autofiction, covering a young woman’s adolescence with chronic asthma and her development as a practicing muslim and a lesbian in Paris.
How Goblincore Redefines Beauty - Goblincore, a new online subculture, is determined to prove beauty really does exist in the eye of the beholder. Rather than prioritizing the aesthetic of dainty, sensuous folklore characters, it uses goblins to embrace the strange, queer, and peculiar.
Death Match: How Dystopian Lit Shaped A Generation - The unsteady legacy of modern dystopian raises a central question: What is purpose of literature? Is it purely a technical craft? Or does literature’s value come from its sociocultural function?
Bottle Episodes and Pointless Prose - Sitcoms are known, if not for their genius, then for their staying power. As easily digestible as they are, in some cases writers have propelled low stakes, convoluted plots into something casually beloved.
In Defense of Electra Heart - We have this pervasive idea of authenticity as stripped down and raw. But Electra Heart is melodramatic, more grandiose than it really needs to be. And yet I still saw myself within it.
A Conversation with David Huebert, Author of “Chemical Valley” - David Huebert, winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize and CBC Short Story Prize, talks about his new short story collection "Chemical Valley," dirty nature writing, and the creative process.
When Do We Stop Writing?: Fatima Daas’s Commitment to the Unethical Truth - "The Last One" by Fatima Daas is an ambitious work of autofiction, covering a young woman’s adolescence with chronic asthma and her development as a practicing muslim and a lesbian in Paris.
A Conversation With Sydney Warner Brooman, Author of “The Pump” - Sydney Warner Brooman's "The Pump" seamlessly weaves together horror and reality.
The Exilic Feminine Identity in Hala Alyan’s “HIJRA” - The collective feminine voice in HIJRA shows us that writing on exile is not only a way of lamenting what has been lost, but also as preservation of history and narrative.
the image, & the fold (in-)of love. (Joyce / Žižek). (—why I write). … - Contributor Mark Bolsover discusses why he writes as well as how he wrote his story “the Super-Blood moon (—eclipsed), the hunt, & the… “tuppenny upright," which was published in Issue I.
Three Steps to “Forty-seven Forty-nine” - Contributor Holly Eva Allen breaks down her process for writing her short story "Forty-seven Forty-nine," which was published in Issue I.
How I Wrote “Fantasy” - Issue I contributor Grace Q. Song breaks down her process for writing her poem “Fantasy," which was published in Four Way Review.
Sore Loser - Writing is about learning to lose well because the world demands that of us. Loss can be useful; it’s functionally necessary. But loss hurts. It’s a grief, after all.
A Conversation with David Huebert, Author of “Chemical Valley” - David Huebert, winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize and CBC Short Story Prize, talks about his new short story collection "Chemical Valley," dirty nature writing, and the creative process.
“Troubadour”: A Conversation with Camille Intson - Camille Intson is an internationally-acclaimed queer/femme multidisciplinary artist and practitioner-researcher. Her new record "troubadour" is a poetic tour de force of epic proportions.
Contributor Spotlight: A Conversation With Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi - Issue I contributor Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi discusses his story “Pasture Statues," his approach to writing twists, and balancing writing with full-time work.
A Conversation With Riya Cyriac - Riya M. Cyriac is the founder and Executive Director of the Young Writers Initiative and the editor-in-chief of Juven Magazine. You can find her work on the Ambient Heights Anthology, Inside of Me Anthology, and Misplaced Devotion anthology.