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Homesick? Sick of Home?

Homesick? Sick of Home? Home soft pale skin tan lines on summer feet chipped nail polish and frayed cuticles hair like a halo of blood eyes that have wept too...


YES

Yes, I could have all the answers, and all the world on its knees for what seems to be perfection, devoid of any quality humbled before this altar Yes, I...


Anima Libra – Part III

The website bothered the hell out of me, not just due to the content, but something felt off about the pictures themselves.  They looked way too perfect, almost manufactured.  The...


“The lengths someone will go to get a laugh…” ~Tim Walker

The day after his opening at the Fringe, I got a chance to talk to actor Tim Walker about his experience in Punch Up, and to hear some wonderfully wise...


“Karenin’s Anna: It’s Russian…Sorta” ~ Michael Ross Albert

The tale of a young woman from Brooklyn, marrying a Russian immigrant for…him to get his green card. Not a storybook romance by any stretch, Karenin’s Anna, written by Michael...


Holiday Swept art

A little late with this one, but no sense in not publishing it. COMMENTS...


Extrovert – a cartoon by Rolli

*Order the print here. Another cartoon by new contributor Rolli! Check out his new book of stories and drawings for kids, or visit his webhouse. COMMENTS...


Swept Issue 3 is out! Download now!

For me, it’s already more than a year and a half into this thing, but somehow it feels like it was only last week that we were writing our first...


Something less – a cartoon by Rolli

*Order the print here. Swept welcomes the up-and-coming Canadian cartoonist and writer, Rolli, to our growing list of contributors. Rolli will be providing us a with two cartoons a month,...


Triangular rows

      Triangular Rows on silver platters, pointed like graves gathered by the fireplace in remembrance.  Trails of sodden souls in polyester skin make their way through. They carry...


Photography from Internationally Renowned Roxana Labagnara

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SWEPT MAGAZINE – ISSUE 1, VOLUME 1 SEPT. 2013

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE!!! Swept’s first official digital magazine is out! Download your PDF now! App will launch soon! Entering J-school, I was so sold on the whole reporter bit. Notepads,...


Grasping Graffiti: Rob Ford’s war on street art

Since elected two-years-ago, Toronto’s Mayor Rob Ford has promised a lot of things… One of those ‘things’ is the irradiation of graffiti and street art from the vacant and endless...


New Photopoetry from Chloe Mighton

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For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

“For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge”   Magic is the maypole dance, And truth is the carnality of those pagan priests; Holy orders in a never ending fantasy of The rights of...


On the Night

  O* the n*ght I *ome *ver I wi*l show you all lov* has *one on keeping f*om you w*th a *err mirror *nd a *ove song you’ve never hear*...


day of broken needles

day of broken needles   Scraping against our palates are boulders and hundreds of swords buried in them— multicoloured shells of women’s faces — curled teeth speaking into silk ripping...


ebonist

ebonist   This is not about you— “tell me a poem” and I’m murmured into a boy-dolls body loosely flinging fingers reaching for there there there it is there and...


Painting from Toronto artist Evalisa Genova

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Longing

Longing If ever there were time to fly and soar upon the blackest sky: brave thunder, lightning, and heavy rain, t’would be to see your face again.   © –...