“The city was a vast and stationary carousel, forever boarded by millions of would-be passengers who took their seats, waited and then dismounted.”
J.G. BALLARD, Millennium People


MARK LALIBERTE
Managing Editor

Issue 44 Editorial


Fiction Editor — Lauren Chang
Poetry Editor — Taylor Brown
Reviews Editor — Jade Wallace
Graphics + Website — Obscure Design

2020/21 Editorial Staff
Grace Bilger
Susane Dang
Gabriella Dritsas
Elisabeth Finkelzon
Eileen Hack
Samuel Peacock
Sarah Peters
Jessica Poole
Eva Zheng


Copyright © 2020 by the contributors. All rights reserved.


FEATURED ARTIST


FICTION

TIMOTHY DeLIZZA
The Killing of a Mouse

SÍLE ENGLERT
Glass Trophies

JENNIFER McAULEY
A Thin Line


POETRY

RENEE AGATEP
2 Poems

ANNE BARNGROVER
The Hibiscus Talked to Me

DESPY BOUTRIS
Metathesiophobia

AMEE NASSRENE BROUMAND
2 Poems

CONYER CLAYTON
Plumage

JAMES COLLIER
2 Poems

MIKAYLA FAWCETT
2 Poems

LAYLA FLOWERS
2 Poems

SEAN MADDEN
Palm Frond Cross

CAROLINE MISNER
Grass Bracelet

KEVIN STEBNER
2 Typewriter Poems

SNEHA SUBRAMANIAN KANTA
Wood building and holy ghost

JOHN SIBLEY WILLIAMS
3 Poems

Z.Y. YANG
Necrophile Hold


CHAIN: Response Poetry Project
Poems 1–4

WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ALL ABOUT?

Poems are often in conversation with other poems — from those that recreate or re-envision long-standing formal conventions, to those written “after” or “inspired by” poems that came before them. Here at CAROUSEL, we want to experiment with this tradition in a deliberate way, on a large scale, over time. We therefore bring you CHAIN, an ongoing, global series of response poems — each connected to the one that came before it but also different enough to stand on its own and lead somewhere new. It starts with one poem — one link in the chain — and it gets built, link by link, indefinitely …

ANDY VERBOOM
Chain 1

ZACHARY MEDLIN
Chain 2

ROXANNA BENNETT
Chain 3

KERRY RAWLINSON
Chain 4

INSPIRED … WANT TO SUBMIT?

If you want to be the next link in this poetic chain, send us one poem that creatively responds to rawlinson’s Lady Mondegreen by December 27, 2020 — visit our Submittable for guidelines


COMICS

ROBERT PASTERNAK
Particles No. 8


CONVERSATIONS


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JADE WALLACE
Reviews Editor

USEREVIEW Editorial

Published semi-annually. We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Central Students’ Association and the students of the University of Guelph.

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