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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Brenda Sciberras

Brenda Sciberras is a Winnipeg writer who has been published in several Canadian literary journals as well in the anthology Across Sections: New Manitoba Writing (Manitoba Writer’s Guild, 2007). Her work is also forthcoming in the anthology I Found It at the Movies, which will be published by Guernica Editions in fall 2014. Her first poetry collection, Magpie Days, will be launched by Turnstone Press also in the fall.

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Brenda Sciberras

Thieving Magpie

June 2014
  You gather all that shines bright — within her as we watch her fade before our eyes.   You begin — with her breast & she’s left with one. Then her copper locks fall prey & pray she does. Believes she’s chased you off.   But, you’re a trickster — sneak into her skull, peck away at her…


June 2014
  Her tenacious curiosity finds an electrical socket blackens her delicate fingertips.   At seven, her teacher calls to say — she’s stolen Fruit Roll-Ups from a classmate’s backpack.   My time-out sanctions create a cackling crescendo: I hate you, I want a new mom — from behind her bedroom door.…