Visual Art by Michelle Nguyen

Visual Art by Michelle Nguyen This series is a work of mixed media that combines photographs printed on acetate and paper collage. By constructing temporary and imaginary monuments within existing spaces, their purposes are to allow one to grasp a better understanding of the correlation between space and place. (click to enlarge images)  

“Herd” poem by Kate Radford

Herd poem by Kate Radford I have taken shelter from my kind among slow trees in the glen. Shaded from white cloud-light by waxy leaves – some spined, some smooth – layered in shades of green whittling the weak light to bright points of white. Underneath here is wind and the second-hand rain (a morning’s

“Keats’s ‘The Eve of St. Agnes:’ A Consumerist Fantasy” essay by Allison Birt

Keats’s “The Eve of St. Agnes”: A Consumerist Fantasy essay by Allison Birt   Nineteenth century London witnessed an exponential increase in the number and variety of shops available to its citizens. Goods from Britain’s growing colonial empire and increasingly sophisticated manufacturing sector filled these shops with ready-made luxury items that were very popular among

“Oysters” poem by Tara Simonetta

Oysters poem by Tara Simonetta Slimy Slippery Sliding off the half shell into my uncle’s mouth “Tastes like watermelon,” he says As he throws the shell back onto the beach. Scrape Crash Oysters fall into the bucket Barnacles bursting Calcium grinding A knife through the shell “do you want the muscle?” Salty Watermelon of the

“SightSeen” and “TreePower” photos by Stephen Morgan

“SightSeen” Photo by Stephen Morgan f5.6, 13sec, 35mm Location: The Seine River, Paris Commentary Each sightseer’s flash captures one single moment from their bobbing/gliding vantage point to be coveted and exhibited for the envious rubes back home. “TreePower” Double Exposure:  Tree (f11, 1/2000, 50mm), Power-tower (f6.3, 1/500, 35mm) Location: Falmer, East Sussex, UK Commentary Fall

About Our Contributors

Issue 2.1: About Our Contributors Stephanie Airth is a third year English Honours student. Allison Birt is a fourth year student at UBC pursuing a double major in Art History and English Literature. She divides her time between her studies and teaching Pilates and the Franklin Method at the Vancouver Pilates Centre. Allison is interested