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Band review: Beyond the Mountain

Beyond the Mountain   There’s just a whole lot to like about Beyond the Mountain. This rootsy trio from Toronto has soulful vocals, heartfelt songs, a great, honest feel and…cello....


Counter Theory

Counter Theory     Not a history lesson but a street corner rebellion. Alternate between the current and the untold. To be immersed in truth, first we mirror malice. Expose...


C5H4N4O3

C5H4N4O3   Outside windows stand hand in hand horse chestnut trees flinging fruit into the sandbox that crouches not far enough away castlebins of broken tables and chairs and cartons...


Communion

Communion What a spread! Chopsticks and Papaya; What a way to go.   Meet the county sheriff at the line and Christ will walk it for you.   Be grateful...


Riding the rails – Savvy Gulia brings us photos from India

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Dancing About Poetry: What could have been

Popular music is littered with stories of what could have been. The medium itself has arguably leveraged hope and dreams for profit so it seems fitting that it would be...


Welcome to Brampton: home of Ontario’s worst drivers

Are bad drivers simply cynical, completely ignorant, or just plain lazy? Either way, Brampton is home to Ontario’s worst. Do you like action movies? Then you will love the streets...


BWI

BWI   8 years old he’s had more foster homes than birthdays   the total area of the pattern of his bruises is greater than the area of   his...


The Great Divide

The Great Divide Ontario town Quebec green: forests and farms Vastly close together; apart.     © – Anthony Leclair 2013   Photography by Adam Zivo. To view more of...


Golden Moments

In those golden moments I can hear piano, pipes and violins coming from my guitar And I sing to myself, my created self, who I made mostly by and for...


Photography from local artist Andrew Ahmed

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To Live

To Live As a wanderer I travel endlessly Desserts, Forests, Valleys, Seas, Skies Of yellow paths in painted blue, Out of Chaos, basking in Gaia’s recipes, Oh Titan, how deep...


Exercises in Disillusionment II: Love

Exercises in Disillusionment II: Love   As you dream yourself unfolding ready and willing to share your juicy seeds (those seedy juices) As if you could fill and resolve —–the...


Canada’s Arctic question

During the Harper era, Canada’s Arctic question has been brought to the forefront of national debate. We’d always assumed the Arctic would be there. True North strong and free. But...


Balneum

Balneum   Span of oceans past in little ripples miniaturized and shrunk. Limerick chicken skin, fitting snugly in walnut shells.   Little stones babbling under flitting whitecaps scented white. Whoever...


Photopoetry from B.C. photographer Chloe Mighton

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Water and Minerals

Water and Minerals A found poem from the musings of an amateur porn model  by Kenny Koberstadt   ground full of potential [parched by the sun] the water flows.  ...


athazagora

athazagora   Faintly, I begin to re-memorize the yellowed plastic tub perched on your chair. The monthly cycle of washing prized teacups. Slippery and tinkling they speak now only in...


Eden’s Clay

Eden’s Clay Honest men and women, you see, are lacking objectivity. Omniscient lord; creator begin, a serpent’s tongue speaks original sin. Isaac, your son is dead you see, in spite...


Goodnight, Sunrise. Give them a listen. You’ll be better off for it.

In the spirit of the previous column about introductions, let me introduce you to a great new rock band with a classic feel. Goodnight, Sunrise has a warm, dirty rock sound...