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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Creativity has many voices


Canadian Voices II has a hundred pieces of creativity – short stories and poems.

As with any collection, some are strikingly good to read.


I haven’t finished reading the collection yet. Of what I have read, the following short stories stand out for giving me that “aa..haa!” moment.


Chester & Grace
by Cassie McDaniel

A Black Snowball by Braz Menezes
A Blue Fish by Yoko Morgenstern
The Devil’s Stone Cook by Joyce Wayne

And among the poems, these are the better ones:


Instructions
by Elizabeth Barnes

The Great Depression by Jasmine D’Costa
On Un-making Contact by Deena Kara Shaffer
Apology by Sarah Zahid
&
I, Too, Am Canadian by Jasmine Jackson which ends with these memorable lines:


So please do not take my accent or the darker hue of my skin

For mistaking me to be any less Canadian

Publishers:

Bookland Press, Toronto 6021 Yonge Street, Suite 1010, Toronto ON M2M 3W2 Tel: (800) 535-1774, Website: http://www.booklandpress.com/, E-mail: books@booklandpress.com
ISBN: 978-0-9784395-8-3, 360 pages, $25.95

Images: Jasmine:
http://www.bhasvic.ac.uk/student_life/press/press_10.htm

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