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Issue # 7 May 2012
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Dan Hedges currently teaches English in the Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board of Quebec. He has also taught English at Sedbergh School, and the Celtic International School. His degrees are from Trent University and Queen's University. He has lived in the Yukon, Spain, Mexico, Wisconsin, Algonquin Park and Quebec. Dan is the editor of a literary journal called Humanimalz. His poems have appeared in The Monarch Review: Seattle's Literary and Arts Magazine, Haggard and Halloo Publications, Wildflower Magazine, Poetic Diversity Quarterly , and several others. His work is forthcoming in Wilderness House Literary Review, Kenning Journal, Marco Polo Arts Magazine, Inertia Magazine, Retort Magazine, Short-Fast-and-Deadly, and Crack the Spine Literary Magazine. A collection of his poetry called 'Agrammatical Humanimalz' has been printed.

Dan Hedges

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Carry the Spirit Forth

Out among the ptarmigan we debunk our attention from everything
that crosses in the night. Suddenly the mind goes blurry and with
shifting abstraction the pixels shift to the Hyocinth MaCaw, dizzying
the mental storm, and allowing for moments of Albatross to
enter the visual field. In our sublime encounters with field-guide
aesthetics, we carry the spirit forth.