Category: United States

The Fascinating Fragments of Durga Chew-Bose

Naomi Guttman reviews Too Much and Not the Mood by Durga Chew-Bose, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, NYC, 2017, 221 pages. Review by Naomi Guttman In publishing a book of creative non-fiction essays focused on the self by a young author, […]

Salty 150

Canadian Writers Abroad has kept a low profile through Canada’s 150th celebrations, and finally, serendipity has delivered exactly what’s needed: something from the 100th.

James Powell

Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine is not for ten-year-olds, but I tried to read an issue at that age simply because it had belonged to my mother who’d died. I was disappointed, probably because I expected queens and knaves but found […]

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Clowning Around

In the excerpt below, Inspector Bozo of Clowntown’s homicide squad mulls over the conflict between clowns and mimes, in “A Dirge for Clowntown,” by James Powell. …Bozo decided clowns resented mimes not because the pigeons preferred their imaginary bread crumbs […]

Naomi Guttman

Before leaving Canada for the United States, Naomi Guttman lived in Montreal, which is where we met sometime in the 1980s. (We both had work published in the anthology Celebrating Canadian Women in 1989.) After getting her B.F.A. from Concordia […]

Susan Örnbratt

Susan Örnbratt (née Beck) was born in 1964 in London, Ontario, but met the other London when growing up, having visited the UK for family reasons (father from Ascot and mother from Paisley, Scotland). A graduate of the University of […]

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Magie Dominic

Magie Dominic is a Canadian of many talents who has lived in the United States for 52 years, having been involved in theatre from the 1960s while writing poetry and essays for various journals. She recently moderated a panel of […]

A Sentimental Killer

I have often wondered if the United States and Mexico could be considered abroad. When the English went abroad, they crossed the channel and went to a European country; now they are EU siblings. When I went to the United […]