Thursday, September 04, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Check out this description of a mother pregnant with her third child:
“A Québecoise Madonna, Frieda thought. Hips wide and soft, breast ample, an organic habitat for the young. Tiny baggies of Cheerios and crackers appeared from her pockets like so many loaves and fishes and her fingers dangled toys, pacifiers.”
The only problem with Ms. Leventhal’s work is its size. There's not enough of it. I felt like a man who was super hungry and finds himself in a tapas bar; never quite full, never fully satisfied and salivating for the next dish to quickly arrive. I wanted these stories to go on and on and often they were done before I was ready to leave the party. I can’t wait for Ms. Leventhal to produce her first novel.
Sweet Affliction. Sweet for sure.
Friday, August 08, 2014
On Spec Magazine’s Silver Jubilee with an anthology highlighting select stories and poems from the past twenty-five years
This is On Spec's (Canada's Speculative Fiction Magazine based out of Calgary) 25th Anniversary Retrospective which I'm honoured to be a part of. My poem "Buddhist Jet Lag" is part of the collection. It's being published by Tyche Books.