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EVENT 42/2 is jam-packed with great writing. It features poems by George Bowering, Alex Leslie and Tom Wayman; fiction by Michael LaPointe, Julie Paul and S. Kennedy Sobol; and reviews on books by C.P. Boyko, Rachel Wyatt, Barry Webster and Jessica Hiemstra. We’ve also got a special treat for those of you that can’t wait until next issue for a little dose of reality — creative non-fiction by Kirsten Madsen and Kayla Czaga! Watch out for EVENT 42/2 on your local newsstands and in your mailbox.

On the cover: ‘Untitled’ by Mark Mushet, 2013.



Gregory Betts THREE POEMS
George Bowering La Manzanilla
Carmen Derkson reading by ferry
Julie Eliopoulos TWO POEMS
Daniela Elza TWO POEMS
Alex Leslie TWO POEMS
Nyla Matuk Modernity
Vincent Pagé Tattoo
Ryan Pieroni FOUR POEMS
Peter Richardson When
Rob Winger TWO POEMS


Michael LaPointe Stub
Julie Paul Her Full Name Was Beatrice
S. Kennedy Sobol The Death of P. Zupco
Jeremy Whiston Fresh that Day

Creative Non-Fiction

Kayla Czaga Cat Face
Kirsten Madsen Kestrel


On Fiction Bradley Somer, Imperfections (Nightwood Editions, 2012)
C.P. Boyko, Psychology and Other Stories (Biblioasis, 2012)
Reviewed by David Ingham.

Rachel Wyatt, Suspicion (Coteau Books, 2012)
Anthony Bidulka, Stain of the Berry (Insomniac Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Trish Matson.

Sean Virgo, Dibidalen: Ten Stories (Thistledown Press, 2012)
Barry Webster, The Lava in My Bones (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Cathy Stonehouse.

On Poetry Jessica Hiemstra, Self-Portrait Without a Bicycle (Biblioasis, 2012)
Ludwig Zeller, trans A.F. Moritz, The Rules of the Game (Quattro, 2012)
Jason Heroux, Natural Capital (Mansfield Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Nick Thran.