The Unpublished City

Volume I: Anthology

Curated by Dionne Brand, this anthology features the work of 18 emerging Toronto talents:

Contributors

Dionne Brand

Dionne Brand is a renowned poet, novelist, and essayist. Her writing is notable for the beauty of its language, and for its intense engagement with issues of social justice, including particularly issues of gender and race. Her writing has won the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, the Trillium Prize for Literature, the Pat Lowther Award for Poetry, the Harbourfront Writers’ Prize and the Toronto Book Award.

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This poem consists of a vivid description of a Toronto city scene told in the first-person. 4 $0.40

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This short story depicts a domestic scene of a woman watching a mail carrier and waiting for a letter to be delivered. 2 $0.20

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This poem consists of a description of different groups of people that the author sees around them in a city. 2 $0.20

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This poem consists of a letter written by a man to his daughter. 2 $0.20

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This poem consists of the author describing their experience as an immigrant to Toronto in the first person. 2 $0.20

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This short story consists of a narrator recalling the birth of their child in a letter. 2 $0.20

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This short story consists of an indigenous narrator describing their experiences as they face changes in their life. 3 $0.30

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This poem consists of a series of stream of consciousness observations. 2 $0.20

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This short story consists of a narrator recalling a lost relationship. 2 $0.20

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This short story consists of a narrator describing their struggle at school. 3 $0.30

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This short story consists of a narrator describing their life in Timmins, Ontario. 2 $0.20

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This poem consists of an author describing a street scene in Toronto. 1 $0.10

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A free-verse poem exploring the narrator’s struggle with anger. 2 $0.20

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A poem in which the narrator attends a class on Shakespeare and grapples with their feelings towards Islam. 2 $0.20

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A poem in which the narrator describes the experience of going through airport security. 2 $0.20

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A short story describing the experience of an Indian family immigrating to Canada. 3 $0.30

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A short story describing a woman with an itch that she cannot relieve. 3 $0.30

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A short story in which the author recalls memories of her grandfather. 2 $0.20

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A short story in which a woman recalls the death of a relative and the impact it has on her family. 3 $0.30

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An experimental poem 3 $0.30

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An experimental poem 2 $0.20

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An experimental poem 2 $0.20

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A short story in which a woman describes her memories of a romance. 2 $0.20