The Burning Elephant by Christopher Raja

The Burning Elephant is a hard book to read. Not because it is linguistically challenging, but because of the emotion that threads high throughout the whole story. The novel is set in India and opens with an elephant escaping into the schoolyard where Govinda, the...

Norm Neill

Norm Neill’s poetry has appeared in journals including Five Bells, Blue Dog and Social Alternatives, and in edited anthologies. The Robin Gibson Gallery exhibited 16 of his poems responding to paintings by Jacqueline Balassa in 2010. His poem World Cup Final came...

The Life of Houses by Lisa Gorton

In my yoga class, the teacher repeats a phrase during the meditation that I have always found poetic. She says, “observe how inhales arise out of stillness, and how exhales dissolve back into stillness.” If there was ever a book that is a literal interpretation of...