This poem was nominated for The Best of the Net. Hello doctor, I’m having bad thoughts. I want to call you on the phone and tell you about bleach and corn and suffering. I want you to tell me what to do, but don’t make me do it. Here is the problem: What if we […]
KARI TEICHER writes fiction, poetry, and complains. She has her MFA at the University of Victoria and Herba at the University of King's College. She was a finalist in the Fiddlehead's Fiction Contest 2020, Room Magazine's Poetry Contest 2019, longlisted for the CBC Short Story prize 2018, longlisted for CV2's Young Buck Poetry Prize 2018, winner of Saltern Magazine's Short Forms Contest 2017. Her work has been published with Prism International, Event Magazine, The Puritan, Room Magazine, Canthius, and others. Kari lives in Toronto with her kitten named Chicken, and works in communications and production. She is at work on her debut novel about Snag, Yukon.
A fat black raccoon falls, plunges dives into the compost bin. You let him. Why shouldn’t he have a little pleasure. A little oil and vinegar, a little dry cake. Everyone has been baking, so there are no more poppyseeds. Should you plant a field of opium, so you can make the lemon muffins that […]