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The Doll’s Alphabet by Camilla Grudova

Like a demon wearing a porcelain mask that sits on your shoulder, whispering sweet crypticisms in your ear, Camilla Grudova’s The Doll’s Alphabet captures the alluring texture of nightmares.

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Maunder by Claire Kelly

These are northern poems—scraps from the end of winter, out of a landscape of hard snow and mud, where “sewers plume,” tulips—and other hopeful, bright things—are “nipped by frost,”

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I have to live by Aisha Sasha John

This summer I ate a lot of grapefruit. One day on a whim

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Prairie Fire’s Spring Issue

♡♡♡ This spring, things are heating up with our issue all about LOVE! Join us as we ring in the spring with great new poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction about exciting, insane, protective, stupid, beautiful, terrifying, peaceful, heart-clenching, unrequited, all-consuming LOVE! ♡♡♡

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Cardinal in the Eastern White Cedar by Roo Borson

Ever since I read her poem, “Rubber Boots” (1989), which I found in an anthology that would let me teach classic Canadian poetry to first-year university students, I have been enchanted with Roo Borson’s work.

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