Welcome to the Capital City Press Anthology:
an online literary journal featuring local writers.
Letter From the Editor
Welcome to Volume Two of the Capital City Press Anthology. Collected on this website and through the links below is a wonderful tapestry of writing featuring diverse voices, topics, themes, and genres that represent Edmonton, and its strong and flourishing writing community. Volume One was launched in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Volume Two is being released as we grapple with how that has impacted our community and ourselves, for the better or worse. Many of the stories and poems shared here reflect this, even if they do not draw a direct line to the changes and challenges of the past few years. I hope the readers of this anthology find within these words some comfort, perhaps some surprises, space for reflection, and hope for the future.
My thanks go to the editorial team: Trisia Eddy, Charles Crittenden, Erin Carter, and Zoe Glassman. Their hard work and dedication to promoting and supporting local writers inspires me and I know this anthology wouldn’t be what it is without them.
An audio version of each of these pieces is forthcoming as well as a podcast. Thank you all, enjoy, and I look forward to sharing more local writing with you next year.
~ Katherine Gibson, on behalf of the Capital City Press Team.
Capital City Press Anthology in Audio: Volume II
The Collector by Elvira Berezowsky
The Power of Seven by Lynda Celentano
The Northern Lights by Bruce Cinnamon
Teddy Sleap by Maryleah de Zwart
wîcihitowin | paul kane by Meghan Eaker
Juvie by Louise Fairley
Rue by Louise Fairley
Never Leaving the Building by Myrna Garanis
Sign of the Goat by Wei Ling Goh
Mange by Travis Grant
Ode to a Nemesis (Open Letter to West Edmonton Mall) by Brenda L Gunn
To Anchor by Rayanne Haines
Max by Robin James
His Favourites by Desiree Kendrick
Leaving Toronto by Chanel Klein
Of Halloweens and Sewing Machines by Ewa Kolacz
No One Loves You Like Your Mother by Katherine Koller
The Water Between by Laura Manuel
Borderlines, my Early Education by Anna Mioduchowska
Heat Wave by Sandra Mooney-Ellerbeck
Two Worlds by Sandra Mooney-Ellerbeck
Floricane by Caitlin Opdendries
What We Learned from the Baby Birds by Caitlin Opdendries
English (Mutilated) by Orekogbe Moyosoreoluwa
scheherazade’s oath by Makda Mulatu
arrival by Makda Mulatu
Of Microaggressions, Small Mercies and Big Miracles by Muno Osman
An Unnecessary Dialogue by Alexander Shay
November by Ann Sutherland
On Slicing a Mango One Midday by Uchechukwu Umezurike
An Apocalypse of Everyday Proportions by Katharine Weinmann
picnic by Jason Young