Guy Elston | THE DREAM HISTORIAN’S DREAM

The historian is in danger of forgetting that his subjects spent much of their time asleep, and that, when asleep, they had dreams. – Peter Brown At an average of five a night that’s over 300 million daily in Late Antiquity alone, or the Mediterranean Pagan-Christian Intermediary Period, as my department Was last rebranded. Funding…

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TABLE OF CONTENT

POETRY

Veronique Synnott — THE MAKING OF A RELATIONSHIP
Kelly Norah Drukker — BASEMENT/CLEARING
Jeffrey Mackie — MACHINES
Meredith Darling — PHOTO BOMBS FOR DUMB FAMILY
Susan McMaster — A FAMILIAR DREAM NUDGES
Vanessa McCuaig — EVERY NIGHT, IN OUR DREAMS
Cara Nelissen — MORNING
Justin Timbol — 22:22
Julie Paul — MAYBE IT WAS THE GRASS-FED BUTTER
Richard C. Owens — ANIMA
Colleen Russett — PHANTASM
Debra Bennett — THROAT SONGS AT MIDNIGHT
Guy Elston — THE DREAM HISTORIAN’S DREAM
Rose Cullis — A NIGHTMARE IS A WEASEL
Tanis MacDonald — BESIDE
Ellie Chartier — THE BEDROOM
Catherine Graham — LAST SHADOW
Jan Jorgensen — INCUBUS
Charlene Kwiatkowski — ROUND AND ROUND IT GOES
Neil Garvie — ESCAPE FROM AMBIGUITY
Hana Woodbridge — OUR THIN PLACE
Jeremy Desjarlais — FOR ROTHKO, FOR LONDON
Elana Wolff — IF YOUR DREAMS ARE ENDING
Rose Maloukis — WE CANNOT LIVE WITH RELENTLESS UGLY
Misha Solomon — OPEN YOUR MIND
Léa Taranto — LOST
Colin Robertson — THE MOON
Frank Klaassen — STRUMMING MEMORY
Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi — A SERIES OF EXORCISMS
Darian Razdar — NEST
Erin Wilson — INVENTION
Angeline Schellenberg — CAUGHT
Shane Molyneaux — COMA
Alden Wallace — COUSIN MAC
Samantha Martin-Bird — MISHIPESHU
Kevin Irie — PERCHANCE TO DREAM
Natalie Podaima — FURNITURE
Ben Robinson — DREAM HOME
Trish Salah — PROCEDURES FOR TURNING

2022 Vallum Poetry Award***

Jasmine Gui, Winner — RESURGENT ARTEFACTS
Emilie Lafleur, Finalist — DISTANCE

Interview***

Jake Byrne — DREAM OF ME AS WATER: Catching up with David Ly

REVIEWS***

Bill Neumire — Review of The Most Charming Creatures By Gary Barwin
Patrick Connors — Review of The Quiet in Me by Patrick Lane
Tara McGowan-Ross — Review of Trailer Park Shakes by Justene Dion-Glowa

ART

All images from the series “Of daydreams and nightmares,” © 2023 Luce Hua ***

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