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Versus Narrative: The Addiction Issue

Winter 2024. Vol. 46 No.3


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“when I told my father I wanted to die: a contrapuntal”

By Kristin Gustafson
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“How I stopped fearing elevators and other confined spaces”

By Délani Valin
At walk-in counselling in the strip mall by the beach, they quiz me on their intake form: what have you done to solve the problem yourself? I’ve set a timer, I’ve minded...
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“My ancestor’s body is a beloved ecosystem”

By Alycia Pirmohamed
Her skin is a concatenate of resin solvent and wax, a discontinuous film of belonging in a discontinuous composition of time. There is a dark zone of ink cropping up in her...


Pigeon Woman by May Swenson

Reviewed by Gary Lemco

Nightlight by David Barrick

Reviewed by SJ Grimes

Letdown by Sonia Greenfield

Reviewed by Jeri Theriault

The Truth is Told Better This Way by Liz Worth

Reviewed by Melanie Janisse-Barlow

Throwing the Diamond Hitch by Emily Ursuliak

Reviewed by Michael Roberson


Register Now For The 2-Day Poem Contest!

By Contemporary Verse 2
Registration for the 2024 CV2 2-Day Poem Contest is now open! This annual contest challenges you to write an original...

Foster Poetry Prize Winners!

By Contemporary Verse 2
Announcing the Winners of the 2023 Foster Poetry Prize! Huge congratulations to Sasha Pickering, whose poem “Fundament” was selected by...

CV2 Holiday Wine Raffle Winners!

By Contemporary Verse 2
We're thrilled to announce the lucky winners of the CV2 Holiday Wine Raffle! 🥇 Grand Prize (15 Bottles): Kathy Block...