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.
-- House Stuff
-- Heat Dream
Artwork and Photography
-- Mistry Trees
-- Let it Begin