Illustration by Sarah Gysin

Illustration by Sarah Gysin

Sarah Gysin is a part-time illustrator and comics artist from Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Her work is inspired by soft and gentle moments of human existence, and she enjoys creating worlds where pastels and coziness thrive. When she’s not working or drawing, Sarah loves to crochet, drink coffee, and hang out with her cat, Oscar.
Shattered Stages

Shattered Stages

Three new plays –Trench Patterns, Shorelines, and Blackout – remind us that the past is prelude to present quandaries.

By Jim Burke

The Lost Supper

Grescoe shuttles the reader between the foodways of antiquity and the front lines of sustainable agriculture.

By Adam Hill

Illustration by Sarah Gysin

Illustration by Sarah Gysin

Sarah Gysin is a part-time illustrator and comics artist from Tiohtià:ke/Montréal. Her work is inspired by soft and gentle moments of human existence, and she enjoys creating worlds where pastels and coziness thrive. When she’s not working or drawing, Sarah loves to crochet, drink coffee, and hang out with her cat, Oscar.

Furniture Music

Montreal-based poet Gail Scott's experimental prose memoir archives the ordinary in the midst of upheaval.

By Aishwarya Singh

Our Lady of Mile End

Our Lady of Mile End

Sarah Gilbert considers the consequences of gentrification, and how the places we inhabit shape our relationships.

By Ariella Kharasch

Buzz Kill

A deeply researched, thought-provoking account of the bureaucratic, social, and ethical mess of cannabis legalization.

By JB Staniforth

An Unruly Little Animal

An Unruly Little Animal

Scott Randall's debut highlights the absurdities of the human condition through a day in fifth grader Darby Tamm's life.

By Nadia Trudel

Roaming

Roaming

Jillian and Mariko Tamaki's latest captures the loving but volatile interactions of three young people discovering NYC.

By Ian McGillis

Theophylline

Theophylline

Erín Moure’s collection combines academic research and cultural criticism, intertwined with original poems.

By Zoe Shaw

Paths of Pollen

Paths of Pollen

Stephen Humphrey's book attempts to untangle the messy, ancient, multispecies relationships at the heart of plant life.

By Sara Spike

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