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2020-05-20 01:49
Shapes of Native Nonfiction delivers 27 lyric essays from 18 indigenous authors. The essays are grouped into four sections—technique, coiling, plaiting, and twining. The post Book Rev… Read More
2020-05-18 19:35
“Can we pray for my brother?” She asked as I petitioned the class for prayer intentions. “We just found out he is going to be incarcerated...” The post Same Like Me… Read More
2020-05-18 00:34
Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 Dreamers Stories of Migration, Sense of Place and Home Contest. This contest honours the term “Dreamers”... The post Results of the 202… Read More
2020-05-17 23:56
A heavy weight presses down on my chest. It feels like a chasm is forming under the breastplates covering my heart. I take a moment... The post Oralia appeared first on Dreamers Creative Wri… Read More
2020-05-17 23:33
I hold the paper in my hand. My case worker is friendly, not callous or distant. I ask him to decode the letter I have received in the mail. I think it says what I hope it says... The post H… Read More
2020-05-17 22:47
The Sunday I first went to the quarry was after I made Tito choose. He’d been back in the States a few weeks. This is what his mother... The post Under Water appeared first on Dreamers… Read More
2020-05-15 20:57
I arrive late at my writers group, stepping into the quiet swish of pens on paper, of fingers tapping on keyboards. I love that look of concentration... The post Mumina, the Mouse and I appe… Read More
2020-05-15 19:37
Two days before the bicentennial and Madeline Harper’s tenth birthday, someone rowed an eighteen-foot Statue of Liberty constructed entirely of Venetian blinds... The post Bring Me You… Read More
2020-05-13 06:07
Instantly, the first chapter of Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi introduces a peculiar, dissociative predicament, “By the time she (our body) struggled out into the world, slick and louder… Read More
2020-05-07 23:34
Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about sunflowers—the kind that kept Van Gogh tethered to his body and that convinced Hannah Gadsby that human connection can shield us... The pos… Read More
2020-05-05 23:08
The room is small, jail-like, with windows high in one wall. The air is humid. Breathing requires deep heavy intakes of energy. The bits of daylight filtering through... The post The Babies… Read More
2020-05-02 23:13
It was a delight to discover Tammy T. Stone’s Formation. In this collection of poetry written left aligned and in fairly loose form... The post Stone’s “Formation” a… Read More
2020-04-27 21:46
Over the last twelve months of life at the Alvarezes, from fall of ‘65 to fall ‘66, the seasons gained momentum. The autumn equinox passed. The post Our Institutions appeared fi… Read More
2020-04-17 02:03
My father left his barbershop to work in construction years before I was born, yet he never stopped cutting hair. If you knew Gennaro well enough to visit his Italian home in the inner city… Read More
2020-04-16 20:33
Some days are yellow, some are blue. I know by heart my two-year-old’s favorite Dr. Seuss book and the rhymes repeat in my mind... The post The Memory Box appeared first on Dreamers Cr… Read More
2020-04-16 19:57
“You need to choose which memories you want to delete,” the doctor said as she clasped her hands behind her head and tried to appear calm and confident... The post Delete. appear… Read More
2020-04-16 19:05
A chick on a board. Rise, drop, hot wheels singin’, the wind in her hair. Ready for Scarecrow man – break on your board, slide under his skinny arm. The post An Uncaged Bird ap… Read More
2020-04-16 13:49
Jane raced around her apartment leaving chaos in her wake. She was like a whirling dervish of manic energy. She always worked herself into a state... The post Sheets appeared first on Dreame… Read More
2020-04-11 02:05
I’m pleased to announce the release of Issue 5 of the Dreamers Magazine. In this issue you’ll find... The post Dreamers Magazine Issue 5 appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writi… Read More
2020-03-31 01:52
I have already decided: Today is the day I will kill my mother’s boyfriend. Mama's loaded shotgun has been leaning against her old dresser... The post Eliminating Rahiem appeared first… Read More
2020-03-31 01:21
and every day my mother, who is every day a mother, looks down defeated by her hands the hands that are her mother’s hands the gnarled strega nonna branches The post STILL appeared fir… Read More
2020-03-18 00:47
The Narrator’s cane taps an uneven rhythm against ancient stone tiles as he hobbles through the library. There is almost no light to see by, but this does not slow his pace. The post A… Read More
2020-03-17 23:23
Clouds under stars, and the stars move superior to the clouds. I open my eyes to the sound of horses, peer up from a slit in my blankets. The post In the Cypress Hills appeared first on Drea… Read More
2020-03-06 17:43
I was there to induce labor at 22 weeks’ gestation. I was there to end my pregnancy. To have a late-term abortion... The post Doll appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2020-02-21 20:20
Three of Jake’s buddies flew directly from Afghanistan into intensive rehab for amputees. Jake got dropped off back home with a medal... The post Fishing appeared first on Dreamers Cre… Read More
2020-02-18 02:01
Some days are yellow, some are blue. I know by heart my two-year-old’s favorite Dr. Seuss book and the rhymes repeat in my mind... The post Some Days Are Yellow appeared first on Dream… Read More
2020-02-17 18:02
You loved the rose-scented soap in my bathroom. You would rub it all over your body in the shower, and I would flinch, and think 'is that even hygienic'? The post Rose-T(a)inted appeared fir… Read More
2020-02-02 18:51
Run. Twirl. Swing. Dash out the door. Hop around squares. Kneel on the floor. Jump through two ropes that are turning. All as natural as a bird taking wing. The post Breathing; Love These Li… Read More
2020-02-02 17:06
We're hosting a writing retreat in Hepworth, Ontario, Canada! Join us July 17-20, 2020 at the Dreamers Writing Farm near beautiful Sauble Beach in the Bruce Peninsula. The post Dreamers Writ… Read More
2020-01-26 15:09
Gerry has a busted face. We could all see it coming, standing at the bottom of the hill, looking up at him hurtling down on his snow saucer. The post Gerry’s Ride appeared first on Dr… Read More
2020-01-26 14:51
I never knew how my mom would answer the question that I’d pose to her each morning when I’d call at 6:45. It was the same question every day... The post Who I Am appeared first… Read More
2020-01-22 02:47
It was the first beautiful Sunday of spring. You know that smell the air gets when the sun finally comes out? That’s what that day was. Winter had been grueling. The post Sunday Drive… Read More
2020-01-13 20:43
What I want the surgeon to know is not included in the pre-op interview, where my life of pain has been reduced to color-by-number shades: a lavender 4 to get out of bed, an orange 7... The… Read More
2020-01-13 03:21
Stepping out of autumn-chilled water, sun still warming my bare skin, I glance back at the lake wondering, will this be my last swim of the season? The post You Never Know, and More…… Read More
2020-01-06 02:28
What brings you here? I ask. My name badge tugs at my thin floral blouse asking me the same question. My name has sorrow... The post The Identified Patient appeared first on Dreamers Creativ… Read More
2019-12-31 01:53
When my grandmother died, my mother reported that her last words were: “Is that all?” Although I was not present at her death, I doubted this. The post Here At Home appeared firs… Read More
2019-12-31 01:29
apprehension caused by awareness that a crucial detail has been left out | fear of putting into words things felt intuitively | fear that ... The post Compendium appeared first on Dreamers… Read More
2019-12-31 01:04
It was an accident, he didn’t mean to, I forced him, I provoked, I should have kept my distance, should have shut up when told... The post An Accident appeared first on Dreamers Creati… Read More
2019-12-31 00:27
The pale-blue sky stretches to the horizon, broken up here and there by tendrils of white scudding along like wispy phantoms. The post Danny’s Song appeared first on Dreamers Creative… Read More
2019-12-26 03:36
My daughter, now eighteen, is vibrant and healthy. Julia Rose has wild curly blonde hair that frames her face like a lion’s mane. The post Preemie appeared first on Dreamers Creative W… Read More
2019-12-22 15:28
Each day he packs. Takes pictures off the walls, adds the dish that held his morning toast. The crumbs too. One slipper goes into his bag. One stays under the bed. The post A Kind of Poetry… Read More
2019-12-20 12:53
“It’s him - I’m sure of it.” “Lizzie, I think your imagination is working overtime. It’s not him.” The post Lipstick on a Cigarette appeared first o… Read More
2019-11-19 21:36
I walk into my parents’ home to pick my mom up for a family gathering, and like most days over the past few weeks, palpable sorrow greets me at the door. The post Where Courage Lives a… Read More
2019-11-18 20:39
a darkening sky feeds on a bloodied woman dawn beckons freedom The post curled into sorts. appeared first on Dreamers Creative Writing Read More
2019-11-14 21:47
An interview with author, Steven Heighton, featuring writing as re-enaction, exploring obsessions, and the night-mind. The post An Interview with Steven Heighton appeared first on Dreamers C… Read More
2019-11-11 21:48
While growing up in Spanish Harlem - El Barrio as we knew it during the exhilarating years of the 1970s and 80s - diversity was my monarch, acceptance my culture, and faith my freedom. The… Read More
2019-10-24 23:51
A new mother doesn't need words to pray. Her body is a pulsing prayer in motion. If there's a part or fiber of her body not engaged in nurturing I don't know of it. The post The Body as Poe… Read More
2019-10-13 14:23
On a long inland lake shaped like a kidney bean, banked by low cliffs and surrounded by miles of boreal forest, brooded over by a solid grey sky, a lone canoe zigs and zags about the central… Read More
2019-09-25 00:52
Blame the promiscuous breeze of Chernobyl, diesel fumes, warp-walled genes. Blame payback. Blame the consorts of unhappiness, Freud shouting Get a grip. The post BLAME appeared first on Drea… Read More
2019-09-20 08:23
Cooler by the lake was no longer heard on the evening news, and in the sunbaked hills that ringed town, the cherries—normally at market by now—clung to the trees like peas. The… Read More
2019-09-15 23:50
I’m a blondish plucked chicken underneath my burgundy scarf though I thought I was bold and tough when I cut my hair short weeks ago ready with wigs and peacock-bright coverings The po… Read More
2019-09-12 12:02
If Lady Liberty could open her copper and iron lips and formulate words, would she emit French, a French accent? Would she say your fatigué, your pauvre, your huddled masses? The pos… Read More
2019-09-08 01:43
Good friends are hard to find. Some friendships are centred around convenience; we build attachments to those around us simply because they are there. The post I Will If You Will appeared f… Read More
2019-09-02 01:42
“Nice deep breaths, Mrs. Crandall. In through your nose, out through your mouth…” Helen Crandall was becoming more aware. She was flat... The post The Nurse appeared first… Read More
2019-09-01 02:30
I am on the second floor of the De Young Museum in San Francisco, California, sitting on a marvelous curved, but slightly uncomfortable, wooden bench... The post The Transient Nature of Fee… Read More
2019-08-31 13:03
Before they leave, his mother and sister and him, for what will turn out to be their last visit to the hospital, Jake, twelve and a half years old, sits in his father’s office in the b… Read More
2019-08-27 21:08
Two children picked their way down the curve of a beach, in the clear air that follows a storm. The cyclone had strewn junk across their path... The post The Storyteller appeared first on D… Read More
2019-08-22 18:27
Submit a fiction or nonfiction story of between 300 and 1000 words for your chance to win! The winner will receive $250 CAD and 2 print copies of the Dreamers magazine. The post Flash Ficti… Read More
2019-08-22 18:09
in the two hour sunset after the eight hour evening I become a goop puddle in your passenger seat. you play that song and I don’t know which words are coming next. The post in the two… Read More
2019-08-18 16:19
Some human cells adapt to toxic stress by physically becoming other cells. Smoke enough, and tall columns become flat lung lines. Turn 16, and girl lining becomes home-in-waiting. The word f… Read More
2019-08-18 02:36
I am borne of a landscape of freckles. My mother, her father, his mother: the Williams and Shepherds, the English and Welsh. The bounty of peach farms, peace roses and quiet spirituality. Th… Read More
2019-08-14 20:35
This poem was once a bird | An eagle in fact | Whose span of wing | And accurate sight | Was the stuff that legend makes. The post This poem was once a bird appeared first on Dreamers Creati… Read More
2019-08-10 20:27
At the Dreamers Writing Farm, we'll be offering writing retreats, self-directed residencies, writing workshops, and general accommodations. The post Announcing the Dreamers Writing Farm app… Read More
2019-08-07 03:15
I’m holding your drawing. It’s more of a map, really, a magic-marker rendering of your family’s redesign. Embellished stick figures rise... The post Community Garden appear… Read More
2019-08-04 14:26
Common as pennies, they mob the feeder, empty it in a day— nothing left for finches, wrens, chickadees— birds from the genus Passeridae, meaning flutterer. The post Because the S… Read More
After Birth
2019-07-29 16:21
After Birth – by Kaitlyn Neath – Siblings I wonder if your eyes are her eyes the colour of ash(es to ashes) and I hold you a little longer. Digging Stop dig… Read More
Stay With Me
2019-07-27 16:57
Stay With Me – Jen Feener – They say that life has a way of giving you exactly what you need when you least expect it. That when one life ends, another is born. Some even… Read More
Semi Colon
2019-07-21 13:42
Semi Colon – Nonfiction by Cheryl Levine – Fall 2018 There are days, sometimes weeks, when you don’t even think about it. Then, one day, in front of the bathroom m… Read More
Rhythm
2019-07-20 03:04
Rhythm – Nonfiction by Jim Ross – “Wake up! Michael’s stopped breathing. We gotta go.” The voice seems familiar, perhaps a childhood playmate’s… Read More
I Can’t Even Get To Hell
2019-07-17 00:13
I Can’t Even Get to Hell – Nonfiction by John Mancuso – After the first of my many cousins died from cancer, the extended family started getting together every August… Read More
Inside A Ring Of Owls
2019-07-10 02:29
Inside a Ring of Owls – Nonfiction by Jenn Ashton – Last night we stood outside and all around us the owls were calling to each other. It felt like a p… Read More
Kindled
2019-07-07 01:26
kindled – Poetry by Nan Williamson – This morning, my body unfurls from sleep, soft sheets teasing bare breasts, groin thrumming.    Outside my window, a go… Read More
Of Shoes, Feet, And Legs
2019-07-05 13:36
Of Shoes, Feet, and Legs – Nonfiction by by Charlotte Crowder – My mother had great legs. She passed them on; Nora has them now. Her shoes were small and wide, like her… Read More
Autobiography Of A Boob
2019-07-05 03:22
Autobiography of a Boob – Nonfiction by Deborah Morris – Let’s talk about breasts. We’re all woman here. They are a part of us, sometimes, however briefly, per… Read More
2019 Haiku Contest – The Winners!
2019-07-01 03:02
2019 Haiku Contest Results Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Dreamers Haiku Contest! Small. Mighty. We had over 600 haiku submitted to this contest. The number and qual… Read More
Stampede
2019-06-26 19:51
STAMPEDE – Fierce Fiction by Lily MacKenzie – The Calgary Stampede had roared into town. My friend Sharon and I met at the Fairgrounds’ entrance at 8:00 PM. We pushe… Read More
Leading With My Heart
2019-06-22 02:51
Leading with My Heart – Non-Fiction by Virginia Foley – Leading With My Heart “Leading With My Heart” by Virginia Foley“Well he seemed so low that I could… Read More
A Tree With No Roots
2019-06-19 00:27
A Tree with No Roots – Non-Fiction by Ken Chen – “A Tree with No Roots” by Ken ChenI am wholly and completely my own person, an individual defined only by myse… Read More
Threadbare
2019-06-11 02:05
Threadbare – Fierce Fiction by Christine Heuner – I’m shivering in a hospital gown and Hanes underwear. A nurse brings me another blanket, crisp with hot starch. I w… Read More
Pretty Like Me
2019-06-07 01:24
Pretty Like Me – Non-Fiction by Rim Chon – I sat in the dark movie theater watching Crazy Rich Asians and found myself crying. Crying is not unusual for me, especially whil… Read More
The Miracle Of Joey Ramone
2019-06-04 20:20
The Miracle of Joey Ramone – Non-Fiction by Lee Gabay – U2 – Paul David Hewson – “The Miracle of Joey Ramone”After the unconventional release of the… Read More
Exotic Writing Retreats
2019-05-31 13:48
6 Reasons Why an Exotic Writing Retreat Should Be Your Next Dream VacationPlus – Our Top Picks for Your Stay Exotic Writing Retreats, an article by Rochelle Angyal For the majori… Read More
A New Dawn
2019-05-29 13:17
A New Dawn – Fierce Fiction by Nikki McKenzie – Don was awoken early by a familiar pain in his left knee. He rubbed the swollen joint as he sat upright in bed. Sighing, he… Read More
The CFO
2019-05-27 14:14
The CFO – Fierce Fiction by Len Fried –  The objective of the meeting with Knowles Sanderson was to present the fourth quarter financial outlook for the General Disc C… Read More
Grand Design
2019-05-24 01:40
Grand Design – Non-Fiction by Steve Markusen – An insistent voice brought me out of the void and darkness. “What is your name? Where are you?” My eyes o… Read More
The Downside, The Upside, The Dark Side
2019-05-20 13:53
The Downside, The Upside, The Dark Side – Non-Fiction by Barbara Caceres – According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) One in five adults live with a mental hea… Read More
Do You Love Your Reader?
2019-05-16 14:22
Do You Love Your Reader? – Article by Phyliss Merion Shanken, a Lover of Writing and Psychology – Writing and love making have much in common. Through your imagination, you… Read More
Mother Knows Best
2019-05-16 13:59
Mother Knows Best – Non-Fiction by Suzanne O’Brien – The call I was expecting came just after two o’clock on a blustery March afternoon. Instead of going home a… Read More
Obsession
2019-05-12 18:47
Obsession – Non-Fiction by Andrea Bedoya – Addiction is an obsession. It takes over mind, body, and soul. It seeps into your pores, hides between your toes, collects in the… Read More
Bachelor Party
2019-05-11 17:24
Bachelor Party – Fierce Fiction by Derek Dubois – Sometimes it comes in fits and starts and sometimes all at once in a deluge, but when you’re edging thirty years old… Read More
The Sunporch
2019-05-07 15:06
The Sunporch – Non-Fiction by Stephen Beaumont – “Your garden is like a park,” my mother-in-law would say when she came to visit us in Wisconsin from her home i… Read More

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