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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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New World Nomenclature

Today we see as we understand, patches of
medium orchid corduroy sewn to the elbows of the Universe
and neo-cliché hipsters (who meditate on thistle) drag the
haunting tense through planes of Cadmium Scarlett. All
this New World nomenclature, is miniature by scale (dust)
held against greater epochs, where spirits go, or disappear
less parochially. The patches were put there and gilded
by Espressos to assist in the reconcile between perennial semantics
and urgent metaphor.