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Leah MacLean-Evans

About the Writer      

 

            Leah MacLean-Evans is an Ottawa writer whose adventures have landed her in Regina. Her work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, On Spec Magazine, untethered, The Fieldstone Review, and other journals. She has an MFA in Writing from the University of Saskatchewan, where she has also taught creative writing. She’s currently working for the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. As well, she cooks a mean wiener schnitzel once a month. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @penanddragon.

Blood Days Recipe     

 

Noone's nest in twelve-hour tides, sleeping

and waking. The meteor men mythologize

but the moon's a tacky lie, acquit it

of blood, let the blood be a trance, a haze.

Internet radio from the hometown; how many times

hearing the Hard Drive Live Eighty Eight Five,

sending fresh underwear to the slaughter of your liberal agenda,

let it be hunger let it be red toilet water at bedtime.

Hate a person the more you love them, make them

lie naked but do not take your clothes off. Feel

the skin skin skin soothe weeping synapses,

say you are hypnotised, old animated episodes

blink on and off you have seen them all before.

Contort the legs, conjure blood into the morning,

make sacrifices to muscles and dendrites,

butter swirling veal cutlets in a cast iron pan,

eat the baby cow, iron creamy smooth as potatoes. 

 
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"