“Tinkerbell, tinker hell,
ménage me like a carousel;
Juicy ass, DSL:
I’ll make you wet like Ariel.”


BROOKE CANDY, Nymph


MARK LALIBERTE
Managing Editor

Issue 47 Editorial



Poetry Editor — Taylor Brown
Fiction Editor — Jessica Poole
Reviews Editor — Jade Wallace
Graphics + Website — Obscure Design

2021/22 Editorial Staff
Grace Bilger
Susane Dang
Gabriella Dritsas
Elisabeth Finkelzon
Eileen Hack
Samuel Peacock
Sarah Peters
Eva Zheng


Copyright © 2022 by the contributors. All rights reserved.


FEATURED ARTIST

BLAISE MORITZ
Bar Delicious


A long-form Art Deco / Constructivist comics critique of obligatory consumption under Late Capitalism … yummy too!


FICTION

CATHERINE AUSTEN
Sadistic Romance Writers

HANA MASON
Same-Same

TUSA SHEA
Regina

T.L. TOMLJANOVIC
The Goat Hunter


POETRY

JEFF WILLIAM ACOSTA
Almost March Equinox

FAIZ AHMAD
2 Poems

SUSIE BERG
Morning

DOMENICO CAPILONGO
misbutton

JEN CURRIN
Quilts

JOHN FOCHT
channel

HOLLAY GHADERY
Roll

ROBIN GOW
box of lures

JESSIE JONES
2 Poems


CONVERSATIONS

ELEE KRALJII GARDINER
interviews
Lydia Kwa


The third of a 6-part series of conversations with writers about the overlap between their work and their coffee-or-tea drinking rituals


USEREVIEW: 045–059

It’s been over a year and a half since we published our first review as part of CAROUSEL‘s regular USEREVIEW section back in September 2020, and we’ve now published more than 80 reviews. Currently, we’re publishing an average of one review per week, a frequency and consistency we’re quite proud of because it means we can give due attention to a large number (though never all!) of the deserving works of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, graphic and hybrid literature being published every year.
 
With USEREVIEW, we have two main goals: to do justice to the varied forms that literature can take by ensuring that we review books that represent all forms of writing, including the more obscure and experimental; and to honour the many forms that a book review itself can take, by publishing not only full-length traditional reviews, but also regularly soliciting and presenting the best in experimental and short-form capsule reviews. We’re pleased to say that we think the current section of reviews, USEREVIEWs 045059, fulfill both aspects of our cherished mandate.

JADE WALLACE
USEREVIEW 045: (Capsule)

Reviewing Sue Goyette’s latest poetry collection Anthesis (Gaspereau Press, 2020)

JADE WALLACE
USEREVIEW 046: (Capsule)

Reviewing David Haskins‘ latest
poetry collection Blood Rises
(Guernica Editions, 2020)

URSULA PFLUG
USEREVIEW 047:
Dreams to Have

A traditional review of Jessi MacEachern‘s debut poetry collection A Number of
Stunning Attacks (Invisible Publishing, 2021)

JADE WALLACE
USEREVIEW 048: (Capsule)

Reviewing Rosalind M. Pepall‘s essay collection Talking to a Portrait: Tales of an Art Curator (Véhicule Press, 2020)

GARY BARWIN
USEREVIEW 049:
A Bespoke Respoke

A sound poem acts as an experimental review of Kate Siklosi + PSW‘s collaborative artists’ book Reply (2021)

JOELLE KIDD
USEREVIEW 050:
Curating Vulnerability

A traditional review of Molly Cross-Blanchard’s debut poetry collection Exhibitionist (Coach House Books, 2021)

MANAHIL BANDUKWALA
USEREVIEW 051:
A Landscape in Time

An illustrated experimental review of Selina Boan‘s debut poetry collection Undoing Hours (Nightwood Editions, 2021)

ANNICK MACASKILL
USEREVIEW 052: (Capsule)

Reviewing Travis Sharp‘s poetry collection Yes, I Am A Corpse Flower (knife|fork|book, 2021)

MARK LALIBERTE
USEREVIEW 053: (Capsule)

Reviewing Michael e. Casteels‘ poetry collection The Man with the Spider Scar (Puddles of Sky Press, 2021)

JADE WALLACE
USEREVIEW 054: (Capsule)

Reviewing Allie McFarland‘s novel Disappearing in Reverse (University of Calgary Press, 2020)

JOHN NYMAN
USEREVIEW 055:
Blowing Up the Book

A traditional review of Paolo Javier‘s poetry-comics hybrid collection O.B.B. (Nightboat Books, 2021)

JADE WALLACE
USEREVIEW 056: (Capsule)

Reviewing Hollay Ghadery‘s debut essay collection Fuse (Guernica Editions, 2021)

JADE WALLACE
USEREVIEW 057: (Capsule)

Reviewing Sabyasachi Nag‘s latest poetry collection Uncharted (Mansfield Press, 2021)

DEIRDRE DANKLIN
USEREVIEW 058:
The Death Card

A traditional review of Samantha Garner‘s debut novel The Quiet Is Loud (Invisible Publishing, 2021)

JADE WALLACE
USEREVIEW 059: (Capsule)

Reviewing Paul B. Preciado‘s essay Can the Monster Speak? (semiotext(e), 2021)

Published two or three times a year. We gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance of the Central Students’ Association and the students of the University of Guelph.

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