Amy’s Editor Fave: “Dear Canada, on your 150th Birthday”

Hope you all have been enjoying your reading week! This time around we’re showcasing our Editor-In-Chief’s favorite work from our latest issue. Amy LeBlanc’s choice is a poetry piece called “Dear Canada, on your 150th Birthday” by Kate Siklosi.

Kate Siklosi lives, writes, and thinks in Toronto. She holds a PhD in English Literature but has defenestrated from the academic ivory tower in search of warmer climes. She is a writer by day and a poet by night. Her first chapbook – a collection of really neat letraset poems – is coming out with above/ground press this spring. She is the cofounding editor of Gap Riot Press and is currently working on a manuscript of experimental petro-poetry, Love Songs for Hibernia.

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Dear Canada, on your 150th Birthday

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Genista’s Editor Fave: “witch hunt” by Jason Santerre

Good morning everyone! As promised we are starting the ‘Editor Favorites’ series with our Managing Chief, Genista Kippin’s favorite piece from our 22nd issue. Her choice is a poetry piece by Jason Santerre.

Jason Santerre is an editor and photographer living in Montreal. Read Jason’s work in The FiddleheadGrainsubTerrainThe Antigonish Review, and more. His chapbook, Why Are We Not Screaming?, was shortlisted for this year’s Wild Leek Press chapbook competition out of West Virginia.

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witch hunt

 

Laughter twists your guts, torturous

as birdsong or the heady breath of young lovers

chest to chest. It’s so repulsive, your powers dim

like lanterns hanging from the abattoir’s bloody ceiling.

Shadows rest deep inside eye sockets of skulls piled high

in pyramids macabre

 

One day, word arrives from the west: another hamlet razed

as your sisters slept. Nights spent chanting beneath an altar

of stars, dancing in a trance of syrupy intoxication,

no more. Now the sound of baying hounds echoes against

the canyon walls telling you to go. Now. Just be sure to leave

a trail of blood. Considering all that was, you must be exhausted,

ready

 

Upcoming Editor Faves!

With the new month rolling in we’ll be posting some of our editors favorite pieces from Issue 22. This will be just like last time, where our editing team will select from their own personal preference!

And a reminder, the submission deadline is still open for our next issue, where all pieces must be based off our selected cover. For more info: https://nodmagazine.wordpress.com/2018/01/08/issue-23-call-for-submissions/

Sincerely,

The NōDitorial