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The Weight of Survival

By Tina Biello
Categories: Poetry

Nestled in a small logging town near Lake Cowichan is an old elementary school. The child of immigrants from post-war Italy attends this school among the population of mostly white, anglo-saxon families. ...

Accidental Blooms

By Keiko Honda
Categories: Memoir

Keiko Honda is living a successful, busy life as a scientist of cancer epidemiology at Columbia University in New York City when one morning she abruptly loses all strength in her legs. She phones a friend ...

Moorings

By Christopher Levenson
Categories: Poetry

Moorings, the fourteenth collection from award-winning poet Christopher Levenson, is a profound meditation on loss and aging. “It is an intricate business, growing old,” posits the speaker in the ...

A Brief and Endless Sea

By Barbara Pelman
Categories: Poetry

Born out of waiting out the lockdown during the early days of the pandemic, Barbara Pelman’s A Brief and Endless Sea explores a life in retrospect, beginning with a high school typing class and ending ...

Absence of Wings

By Arleen Paré
Categories: Poetry

Absence of Wings depicts the extraordinary and tragically foreshortened life of A.—Paré’s niece, Brazilian, adopted, racialized, and living with multiple mental health diagnoses. In her deft and clear ...

Rains, At Times Heavy

By Debi Goodwin
Categories: Fiction

Linden Kemp’s grandmother tells her: Old age is a privilege our men never got to know.

Linden’s grandfather drowned trying to save others when Hurricane Hazel lashed an unprepared Toronto. The hippie ...

Gumboot Guys

Edited by Lou Allison
Compiled by Jane Wilde
Categories: BC History, Anthology

Gumboot Girls and Dancing in Gumboots chronicled the fascinating and inspiring stories of the 1970’s migration of women seeking a new way of life on BC’s West Coast, from Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii ...

Knots and Stitches

By Kristin Miller
Categories: Memoir

In 1979, Kristin Miller and her partner hitched a ride on a fishboat to a remote community across the harbour from Prince Rupert, BC. Entranced with the wild beauty of the rocky inlet, they bartered a ...

Hologram

Edited by Yvonne Blomer & DC Reid
Categories: Poetry, Anthology

Our feet barely touched the earth, and memory
erased at birth, but gradually reassembling
coalesced and formed a whole, as single birds
gathering for migration form a flock.
—P.K. Page, “Presences” ...

The Eventful Life of Philip Hankin

Today’s explorers of Vancouver Island may be familiar with the name “Hankin”—Hankin Island lies off the coast of Ucluelet within the famous Pacific Rim National Park; Mount Hankin looms amidst ...