CC Issue 27 / Literature / Reflections

‘A and O’, a poem about the socio-economic origins of American Loneliness and Alienation, written during my recent visit to Chicago, Illinois

        Today we were in a space altogether passed-over, lit with dampness and advent   And out of it rises a confusion – music is like sand Running out of your hands and into a signature 4/4, misconfigured ink over the table: ridiculous   We speak, and we listen Strangely missing Vaguely … Continue reading

CC Best of Year (I) / Literature

On Muumuu House / Selections from Tao Lin’s Twitter

If I were sixteen and after having walked into my job at [393 but later and mostly at] 1485 Portage Ave., McNally “Canada’s Largest Independent Bookstore” Robinson, then at 2hrs into my shift having completed several grunge-romantic hours of shelving and labeling books and then hearing from my friend Erik the surprisingly unpretentious art-history major/postmodern lit-lover about … Continue reading

CC Issue 24 / Literature

On Muumuu House / Selections from Tao Lin’s Twitter

If I were sixteen and after having walked into my job at [393 but later and mostly at] 1485 Portage Ave., McNally “Canada’s Largest Independent Bookstore” Robinson, then at 2hrs into my shift having completed several grunge-romantic hours of shelving and labeling books and then hearing from my friend Erik the surprisingly unpretentious art-history major/postmodern lit-lover about … Continue reading