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Writing the darkly comic: in conversation with Michelle Berry

Michelle Berry burst onto the Canadian literary scene at an early age, garnering rave reviews and critical attention for her striking short stories and novels. She’s already published an impressive eight books and–lucky for us–shows no signs of letting up. Read more

The Moon in Scorpio wins a Maggie

I found out earlier this month that my piece “The Moon in Scorpio” has won the 2014 Manitoba Magazine Award for Best Editorial Feature or Creative Non-Fiction Piece. The essay was also a finalist in the Human Experience category of this year’s Western Magazine Awards and last year won the Prairie Fire Creative Non-Fiction Prize. Read more

In conversation with John Barton

John Barton is one of Canada’s pre-eminent poets. Though the thematic concerns of his poems are broad, his work often maps the emotional, psychic, and sexual terrain of queer male desire and the complexities of relationships between men. Read more

The Berlin Project

Twenty-five years ago, The Berlin Wall came down. To mark the anniversary, Descant magazine has curated The Berlin Project, a packed special issue “exploring the streets and squares of Berlin through the eyes of over twenty-five notable writers and thinkers”. Read more


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