The first time each of us need a wheel(ed) chair, we are too young to remember it.
When I was nineteen, I got Achilles tendonitis for the first time. It lasted months, my doctor telling me, in frustration, just to stop walking and it would get better—whatever you do, don’t do stairs and don’t run; I was obviously a very bad patient, and not following his orders if I wasn’t getting better. MORE>
Yuan Changming grew up in rural China, began to learn English at nineteen, and published monographs on translation before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in The Best Canadian Poetry anthology, BestNewPoemsOnline.com, and The Threepenny Review. More >
Al Reimer grew up in the Steinbach of the 1930s and 40s, a town of industrious folk, mistrustful of books that were not the Bible or expanded evangelistic tracts . . . but as a young boy he swiftly became lost in words, in fictions. For these he had to go no further than his father’s bookshelves.