Memoir

THE REVERSE – Best Canadian Essays 2015

Culled from leading Canadian magazines and journals, The Best Canadian Essays 2015 contains award-winning and award-nominated nonfiction articles that are topical and engaging and have their finger on the pulse of our contemporary psyches.

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Prism International

THE REVERSE –  Prism International 

“Today’s the day,” said Andrea, my diving coach, standing with her thick legs apart, back arched, meaty arms crossed over her large bosom. “Today’s the goddamn day.”

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Colorado Review

THE RUNNING OF THE BRIDES – Colorado Review

  • Pushcart Prize Honorable Mention 2015

I walked through the glass doors of Filene’s Basement and into a Hobbesian state of nature. The steel garment racks were empty, many knocked over, and giant piles of wedding gowns dotted the room like bonfires. 

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Ploughshares

FIG LEAF – Ploughshares

  • Nominated for a 2011 Pushcart Prize

“Well, you have hair on your vagina. That’s a real buzzkill.” 

This was the response my boyfriend, Brian, gave me when some time around our three-month anniversary I got up the courage to address our disappointing sex life.

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Five Points

TOM'S VILLAGE – Five Points

Guilin is on the Li River and its name means Forest of Fragrant Olive Trees, but we had only seen rivers of traffic and smelled exhaust. The city was small for China—only one and a half million people—but it seemed they were all on the pedestrian street where Yoav and I stood at the halfway point of our honeymoon scouring Lonely Planet for a hostel. 

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THE RUNNING OF THE BRIDES & TOM'S VILLAGE — Wallflower Press

Wallflower Press was a small private press established by esteemed author Peter Cameron. The press published limited-edition books featuring the work of Cameron, as well as the work of authors he admired. Each book was edited, designed, and crafted by Cameron in editions limited to ten copies. Series IV, No. 3, featured two personal essays by Jessamyn Hope exploring some cultural rites of modern marriage.

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