Clicking into Place is the debut collection of short stories by Ottawa writer and improviser Jordan Moffatt. In these stories, characters find themselves grappling with an arachnid landlord, a friendly-but-omnipresent World Series champion, a misunderstood giant, and an anthropomorphic mass of flies. In Moffatt’s stories ideas are currency, and the wilder the better. More surprising than the outlandish cast of characters in these pages, however, is the emotional resonance drawn out of the absurd. Clicking into Place is a singular and self-assured first book by one of the funniest young voices in Canadian literature.
Jordan Moffatt lives in Ottawa.
MLAChernoff's debut collection, delet this, is a fun, volatile and disarming exhibition of satire, internet culture, flarf, memes, and dreams. The collection balances lighthearted silliness with social criticism, putting emojis in close quarters with academic theory and giving tweets equal gravity to tomes. You’ll find bewildered normies, Mark Zuckerberg, Super Soakers, philosophers driving giant anime robots and the name “Derrida” typed 70 times. Is it a trick? A trap? Is MLA laughing with you or at you? Are you sure? Who knows. Who cares. Delet this.
MLA Chernoff (@citation_bb) thanks u for visiting their profile. A recovering flat-earther, MLA now lives a quiet LIEf in ““Toronto”” (stinky condotown)where they collect and care for rare fidget spinners, which isn’t just a fad.They are a PhD candidate at The Neoliberal University of York University; the velocity of this bio is their dissertation––a morose serendipity in the key of“aw heck lmao!!!” O ya... their pomes have been published before...elsewhere... idk Google it, im tired. Plz Enjo.y n stay hydrated!!!! xo xo
Writer and photographer JC Bouchard’s debut collection pairs photographs taken around Toronto, his home city, with direct, earnest and graceful poems. If you love introspection, walking around with no specific destination, getting lost and letting your mind roam free, this book will be your companion.
JCBouchard is the author of the chapbooks Portraits (In/Words Press) and WOOL WATER (words(on)pages press). His poetry was long-listed for the CBCPoetry Prize and received honourable mentions for the Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award and the Blodwyn Memorial Prize. He lives in Toronto and atjcbouchard.com.