Fertig’s new poems

“Poet, publisher and long-time supporter of the writing community, Salt Spring Island-based Mona Fertig (left) has released her first collection of poems in 14 years.” FULL STORY


Harpreet Singh Sekha

June 20th, 2023

Punjabi author Harpreet Singh Sekha, based in Surrey, writes about gender inequality, social justice and the immigrant experience. His short story collection Prism (Ekstasis $24.95), recently translated into English by Ajmer Rode, describes a wide range of immigrant characters, including: a young Indo Canadian woman working as a prostitute to save money to open a clothing store; a wife witnessing her Punjabi husband coming to terms with taking on house and child caring duties because she earns more than he does; a Punjabi mother worried about her son being raised by her husband, who is not the biological father; a man tortured by the thought he may have been the cause of his beloved cousin’ s death. Prism garnered critical recognition and was named a finalist for the Dhahan Prize in Punjabi Literature. 9781771714204

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