Home > Posts by zachmatt14

PRISM 52:3 SPRING 2014 (Non-Fiction Contest Issue)

PRISM 52:3 SPRING 2014 launches this week523store, and Spring’s in the air! Wherever you are, we hope your world’s lightening and brightening! To celebrate, grab the latest issue of PRISM and read a few tales of rebirth, growth, and lessons learned, featuring our Non-Fiction Contest winners and much more!

In “Reunion” the winning piece from our non-fiction contest, Re’Lynn Hansen uses an annual class reunion as a platform to explore aging, mortality, and the meaning of memory.

Rachel Rose’s poetry interweaves the sensuous world with wit and a tender, intensive mental acuity: “White Lilies” unravels the hard blossom of epiphany, while “Virtuoso” explores the ironies of talent, fame, and shame.

Miranda Pearson’s “A Walk in the Park” navigates the emotional landscape of grief and life after death. “We are learning about leaving;” she writes, “about holding on. How the body / is a new sort of friend, flawed, / unreliable.”

“Almost-Home” details Julia Zarankin’s complex feelings about the Russian city where she lived as a young child before her family immigrated to Canada. Continue reading PRISM 52:3 SPRING 2014 (Non-Fiction Contest Issue)

PRISM 52:2 LOVE & SEX 2014

522storePRISM 52:2 LOVE & SEX launches just in time for Valentine’s Day and beyond with sensuous, salacious tales of love and lust to warm those cold winter nights. Pick up an issue now and keep us on your nightstand for a little literary pillow talk. Here’s a taste of each piece to get your mouth watering:

Bev Craddock’s short story “The Bodies in the Lake” explores the meaning and limitations of friendship through a series of sharp, poignant vignettes.

Patrick Grace’s “Layover” navigates that delicate mix of eros and pathos intrinsic in chance encounters and discovers in the process that love and loss are perhaps inextricably linked.

Jessica Saunders’ quiet, contemplative epistle, “Kananaskis (Can I Ask This?),” explores the bittersweet aftereffects of physical passion and the void that remains when “nothing of me is left in you / not even a knuckle / not even a request that I might still withdraw.”

In Karen J Lee’s memoir “Happy Hour,” the author processes the sudden dissolution of her decades-long marriage at a remote cabin on one of BC’s gulf islands.

In “My Montreal Vagina,” “Petrified,” and “Red Mailboxes,” Billeh Nickerson highlights the humour and melancholy intrinsic in human relationships, walking us through doctors’ offices, lonely hotel rooms, and empty streets. Continue reading PRISM 52:2 LOVE & SEX 2014