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Marie Andree-Auclair

About the Writer      

 

            Marie-Andree Auclair’s poems have appeared in a variety of print and online publications in such as In/Words Magazine, Bywords, The Steel Chisel, filling Station, Contemporary Verse 2, Structo UK,  Apeiron, Canthius, The Tule Review and others. Her first chapbook, Contrails, was released by In/Words Magazine and Press/Ottawa in 2013. She lives in Ottawa Canada and is working on her next chapbook.

Closer Than One Thinks

 

sand
force-fused by lightning
on long ago beach
to sudden stone
rippled, hollow
breaks sharper than rock
breaks light
into rainbows

fulgurite
conquered
lump in kiln
aglow
mass and filaments
convex or flattened
full of distortions
crash, melodic dissonance

glass
—in silver frame,
poisonous tin and mercury
lacquering its back
into reflection—
mirrors a face
that resembles mine,
shows what one cannot see
what looms behind
lurks around corners
what one flees
what others see
all too well.

 
Contents
Poetry

Robert Rothman

 

-- Ambassador To A Distant Kingdom In The North County

-- The Monk's Halo

 

Leah MacLean-Evans

-- Blood Days Recipe

 

Paula Bernett

 

-- Memory Consumed So It Was Never

-- Quill and Brood

Gordon Massman

 

-- The Master of Nothing

-- My Appassionato

-- Finnegan's Religion

Naomi Ruth Lewinsky

 

-- To My Brother's Late Dragon Lady

Marie Andree-Auclaire

-- Closer Than One Thinks

Joelle Barron

-- Total Eclipse

-- House Stuff

Claire Matthews

-- My Underwear Drawer Houses the Book of Mormon

Claire Kelly

-- Poem for a Woman I Made Up

Benjamin Hertwig

-- sunday mornings, after Afghanistan

Eugenie Juliet Theall

-- Other than a Paperweight

Will Harris

-- Imam Ali Shrine

-- Kangaroo Wall

Prose

Mallory Tater

 

-- Heat Dream

 

Liz Johnston

 

-- Public Transit

Gardner Landry

 

-- Mayonaise

Benjamin Dugdale

-- Orlando Two Point O: Hashtag Forever Yung

Artwork and Photography

Gord Marci Jr.

-- Typewriter With Note

Allen Forrest

 

-- The New World Manbike 12 x 9 2016

-- The New World Workers 2 Ink 15 x 11 2016

Kerry Rawlinson

-- Mistry Trees

David Mutnjakovik

-- Let it Begin

Colette Campbell-Moscrop

-- Untitled-Gouache, Graphite, Ink and Watercolour on Laid-Textured Paper

-- Nope-Gouache, Graphite, Ink and Watercolour on Found Paper

-- Horrible Together, Full Circle-Ink on Cardboard Paper

Reviews

Margaret Crawford

 

-- A Review of Kathleen McCraken's Double Self-Portrait with Mirror: New and Selected Poems (1978-2014)

-- A Review of R. Aviars Utskins' The Hoosier Zebra and other "Poims"