Naqvi makes her debut

“Winner of the 2021 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, Zehra Naqvi (left), is set to release her debut collection of poems and prose inspired by personal memory, family history and Quaranic traditions.FULL STORY


Compersion, get used to it

August 17th, 2015

If you want to really upset most people, try defending polyamorists. They are the razor thin segment of society that practice consensual non-monogamy. In the Sixties and Seventies, the term for it was usually an ‘open marriage’ and such experiments rarely endured. Times have changed. And there are growing numbers of people seeking ways to manage jealously, inside and outside of formal marriage. Some will strive to take pleasure in a lover’s other sexual encounters. Jillian Deri has interviewed lesbian and bisexual polyamorous women for Love’s Refraction: Jealousy and Compersion in Queer Women’s Polyamorous Relationships (UTP $21.95). She focusses on the concept of “compersion” – taking pleasure in a lover’s other romantic relations – while exploring how and why polyamory challenges emotional and sexual norms. Jillian Deri received a PhD in Sociology from Simon Fraser University and lives in Vancouver. 9781442628694

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