Malahat Issue 178 (and my short story “Apiculture”) is out and in the mailbox! I hope you enjoy–I had great fun reading at the Malahat Review/This Side of West launch last Tuesday.
Will Johnson interviewed me about this piece, as did Cody Klippenstein (here).
Tonight I’m reading for an Art Dean’s conference hosted by the University of Victoria. I’ll be promoting The Malahat Review by reading from “Apiculture”
This story grew from a poem I wrote, though looking at the poem now it seems I cut all but two images. You can read “Apiculture” in the forthcoming edition of the Malahat Review, but for now here’s the poem.
Water – hosed at a wasp nest – Speaks
Shot through clear air
I grip pulp,
tremolo graves –
Joy in expansion,
cohesion; my stretched skin
pools, sweetens in
I sog paper,
onion off layers
to adhere to, to blur into,
many: I damp the fur
of a thousand furious vibratos
UPDATE: The reading was great fun! Bob MacDonald, Rhonda Ganz, and many many Deans.