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Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

E. Alex Pierce

E. Alex Pierce lives in East Sable River, Nova Scotia, where she is developing a centre for writers and artists. For ten years she taught creative writing at Cape Breton University, and is currently series editor for the CBU Press publication The Essential Cape Breton Library. She holds a master of fine arts in creative writing from Warren Wilson College and has participated in the Writing Studio at the Banff Centre. Her first collection of poems, Vox Humana, will be published by Brick Books in the fall of 2011.

Articles by
E. Alex Pierce


January–February 2011
  It is the eye of winter, this slit that lets in light.   Stones crack and breastplates fall when fire speaks.   A shuddering nor’easter pastes snow on every ledge, and steam’s recurring breath uncoils from the sea. What is it   to say that light has entered earth? The dead of winter rise with open…

Reading You

January–February 2011
  Cold comfort (How cold my toes-tiddely-pom…) to read you when I’d rather have you — to have you, god forbid, then leave you. Lying here, alone (And nobody knows) surprised by love — that little time, sweet poised measure, one table-spoon of, say it, nectar, taken by a humming-bird in sips — for…