ALPHABESTIARY by Omer Wissman

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Alphabestiary Omer Wissman A is almost the emblem of anarchy, but its structure, like language itself, is fairly hierarchical, with narrow one percent nadir and top...

A DREAMER’S COMMENCEMENT by Marie Seeba

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A Dreamer’s Commencement Restless. Anxious. Overwhelmed. I moved to New York over two weeks ago now, and I haven’t had a full night’s rest since. Writing...

REMINISCING by Yvonne Blackwood

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Hazel breezes into town this balmy summer’s day, a day I never imagined would be her last visit and our last time together. She arrives in Toronto to spend time with her...

SCARS AND SPITE: How Academic Labels Shaped My Education by Haile...

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Among the various essays, poems, and works that I’ve written about my education,I try to assert myself as someone rational, as someone who acknowledges her disadvantages but has grown from the pain...

THE NUMBERS GAME by Will Maguire

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An old friend, a bond salesman, called me in Nashville that morning from the 68th floor of a high-rise in Lower Manhattan.He described the second jet, low and fast. His voice shook....

MEMOIRS by Drew Soliz

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Stress accumulates the more I get annoyed. The more I get annoyed the easier and more I get irritated. The next thing I know I find myself in sickness – a sickness...

ON THE STAIRS TO NOWHERE by Chris Arthur

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In the corridor outside my office, there’s a staircase that leads nowhere. In fact, there are two. One I think of as going up. It has ten steps before it meets a...

ACROSS TOWNS: A Meditation on Transit by Toti O’Brien

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In my mother tongue, the word city (città) is feminine. That is true for my second language as well. Ville is also feminine. This is of little relevance in the present day,...

HEALTH CARE IN THE UNITED STATES by Nathan Bachand

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Have you ever been unable to pay a medical bill? Or perhaps you had to sacrifice something to get enough money to pay. Many people in recent years have been debating the...

THE SHARPENING OF A KNIFE by Christy Bailey

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Decay perhaps, or maybe erosion is a better word. The wearing away of outer layers. The gristle at the center exposed. We’re not talking about lovely river rocks, smooth and bulbous. Their...