CATS MOVED IN AND OUT OF THE FOREST. You could hear the chainsaws at work, shrouded in the shadow of the trees. The air mingled with the scents of birth and decay. When I travel to the interior of BC, all I want to do is inhale the dual scents. . Gathering muscles and skins out of dried and wet tongues, Lunaris Review has since its inception set itself apart in terms of how a journal’s artistic and aesthetic bountifulness should be stared at in binoculars of magic and splendour – leaving the cosmos of the literatures longing for more. What we cannot deny every writer in this present globalized acquiescence of flair is that uniqueness a particular voice and style comes with. And this vanguard is what Lunaris Review as a body of literature encompasses its conscience with. From the star-like spark in the work of Ogochukwu Nwafor downstream to the pilomotor reflex in the work of Eniola Cole, there is a slice of glee and quizzing introspection in every work that firms its soul in Lunaris Review’s Issue Nine. Dear reader, this issue is for you and yours only; it was with this transporting readership that this has come into bearing with harmony and publication.
Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer, editor, essayist and playwright. Former artistic director of Adhere + Deny. His poems, short stories, essays and art criticism have been published in Canada, the United States, Wales, India and England with publications like Peeking Cat Poetry, Unbridled, Lexica, Prairie Journal,Canadian Dimension and Paper Wait. He has three books published: Open Fragments (Lives of Dogs), >On the Bright Side of Down and Bus Stop Bus Stop (Red Dashboard). His plays include A.J. Loves B.B., Song for Simone and an adaptation of Paradise Lost and the Grand Inquisitor. He was the 2004 recipient of the MAC’s 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the WAC’s Making A Difference Award.