Personal Essay

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Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being

Before I Was a Critic I Was a Human Being is the debut collection of essays by Amy Fung. In it, Fung takes a closer examination at Canada’s mythologies of multiculturalism, settler … 184 View


Cyclettes is an original, insightful artifact of modern life. What does it mean to be happy, to be sated, to live a meaningful life? Is wanderlust curable? Is depression? Echoing the sensation of … 219 View

Disabled Voices


Written and illustrated by the Disabled community about the Disabled community, Disabled Voices is an international anthology collection of short stories (both fiction and non-fiction), personal … 128 View

Double Melancholy

Art, Beauty, and the Making of a Brown Queer Man

According to Didier Eribon, melancholy is where it all starts and where it also ends: the lifelong process of mourning that each homosexual experiences, and through which they construct their own … 141 View

Good Mom on Paper

Writers on Creativity and Motherhood

The experience of motherhood is monumental, yet rarely discussed in connection with literary or creative life. How do we navigate the twin devotions of love and art? How does motherhood disrupt … ; 226 View

I Hope We Choose Love

A Trans Girl's Notes From the End of the World

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of … 156 View

Imminent Domains: Reckoning With The Anthropocene

Essais Series No. 14

Imminent Domains: Reckoning with the Anthropocene invites readers to join a contemplation of survival—our own, and that of the elements that surround us. Using research, lyric prose, and … 273 View

My Conversations with Canadians

On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn’t possibly answer at that moment. But she has been thinking about it ever since. … 170 View


Jas M. Morgan’s nîtisânak honours blood and chosen kin with equal care. A groundbreaking memoir spanning nations, prairie punk scenes, and queer love stories, it is woven around grief over the … 202 View

Send Me Into the Woods Alone

Essays on Motherhood

Dispatches from modern motherhood by a reluctant suburbanite Send Me Into The Woods Alone is an honest, heartfelt, and often hilarious collection of essays on the joys, struggles, and … 194 View

The Book of Grief and Hamburgers

A poignant meditation on mortality from a beloved Canadian poet A writer friend once pointed out that whenever Stuart Ross got close to something heavy and “real” in a poem, a … 153 View

The Sunday Book

“A poignant examination of aging and loss.” In The Sunday Book, Michael Trussler uses memoir to excavate and explore a range of inner lives, all lived at different speeds. With essays touching on … 216 View


On Longing and Belonging through Language

In this collection of deeply personal essays, twenty-six writers explore their connection with language, accents, and vocabularies, and contend with the ways these can be used as both bridge and … ; ; 242 View

Touch Anywhere to Begin

From acclaimed author Mark Anthony Jarman comes Touch Anywhere to Begin, his first book of travel writing since the publication of the critically acclaimed Ireland’s Eye in 2002. In 18 unusual, … 256 View


From: Disabled Voices


Three -Legged Beast – Blasphemy – Cat Days – Cozy Witch – Crip Body as Beautiful – Fibro Pain Points (after Icarus by Matisse) – The Falling Marionette – … 16 $1.60 Add


From: Double Melancholy


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