Winter 1999 / 2.27

The Comedian as the Letter M
Mary-Lou’s Getting Married
from I was never there
You Know What Thought Did
Through Windfall Center
Return Stroke
A Divided Issue
COVER: from I was never there Black and White Polaroid photographs


MICHELLE BERRY has published numerous stories in literary magazines across Canada. She has two books of short fiction. How to Get There From Here (Tumstone, 1997) and Margaret Lives in the Basement (Somerville, 1998). She lives in Toronto and is presently working on a novel, forthcoming from Key Porter.

VIVETTE KADY grew up in South Africa and now lives in Toronto. Her stories have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Confrontation, Descant, Event, The Fiddlehead, Grain, Pottersfield Portfolio, Queen's Quarterly, Room of One's Own, TickleAce; and in the anthologies 93: Best Canadian Stories and Ladies, Start Your Own Engines.

Living in Tsawwassen, BILLIE LIVINGSTON writes and supports herself with acting work. "You Know What Thought Did" is an excerpt from her first novel, Going Down Swinging, which will be published by Random House in the fall of 1999. Other excerpts are forthcoming in The Malahat Review, Other Voices, Imago, Atom Mind, and One Step Beyond, a United States' anthology published by Zero Hour Press.

KEVIN MAGEE is the author of Tedium Drum (1994) and Recent Events (1995), both of which are still in print and available through Small Press Distribution.

HEMA N. NAIR grew up in India where she worked as a journalist for The Times of India, and later, The Indian Post in Bombay (now Mumbai). In 1989, she won the Best Woman Journalist of the Year award for outstanding writing on Indian women's issues. She moved to the U.S. in 1990 and has been working as a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Ms., The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Women's Review of Books. Her fiction has been published in various literary magazines and has been anthologized in two collections of South Asian fiction. She now lives in Ewing, New Jersey, and is trying to juggle her writing with the demands of bringing up her baby daughter — and she has no compunction stating that the toddler wins hands down every time.

JOHN PASS' "Through Windfall Center" is from Water Stair, forthcoming from Oolichan Books. Earlier poems from the manuscript appeared in TCR 2:15.