Tag Archives: Alex Leslie

The Crush is Certainly Mutual: A Review of Plenitude’s Second Issue

Considering that the third issue of Victoria-born queer literary journal Plenitude recently came out, it seems a little odd to be finally publishing this review of the second issue.  The combined facts that I hate reading on my computer and … Continue reading

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“Poetry is the muscle, the winged dream of liberation”: A Review of the Queer Issue of Poetry is Dead

I knew as soon as I read Alex Leslie’s smart, heartfelt introduction to the queer issue of Poetry is Dead–a poetry journal based out of Vancouver–that I was going to love what was between its pages.  She writes, for example, … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Sublime West Coast: A Review of Alex Leslie’s People Who Disappear

I first encountered Vancouver writer Alex Leslie’s work in the new queer Canadian literary magazine Plenitude, which I recently reviewed.  I thought Leslie’s prose poems in Plenitude gorgeously expressed the complexities of queer desire.  So when I was offered the … Continue reading

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Plenitude: A New Victoria-Based Queer Literary Magazine You’re Bound to Love

Plenitude!: it’s a brand new magazine of the queer and literary sort, based out of Victoria.  If you’ve been missing queer short fiction and poetry in your life—especially poetry—you should be pumped right about now!  When I received an email … Continue reading

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