Fathom 1990



Inside Cover



Gina M. Beaton
S.M. Webb (4)
S.A. Galliah (2)
Joe Blades (3)
Rick Armstrong
Timothy Dansdill
Louann M. R. Scallion
G.J. Munro
Laura L. Beaton
Edward W. N. Meers
Nick Lolordo (2)
Mike Butler
Lisa Michelle Fiander (2)


Yassarian King
Martin Doucette


H.A. Hutchinson


Rick Armstrong



Copying Ice Pans*

The ice stretched out
like brilliant white sunlight
on the harbour, stretched
tight like the
parched skin of some giant lazy
reptile cracked
by the ugly movements of time
into spaces of white separated
by the veins and forgotten rivulets
of blackness...

It was more brilliant than any
drunken dream of brilliance ever
could be
lit not by the sun
but by the spring moon
A lunarscape to which
you reached out your hand
and then stepped
one step then another

onto the patches of white until
it was too late to turn back
and the night held you forever
in its whiteness

* Dogshit Williams got drunk one spring night in Harbor Grace, Nfld and then disappeared. He was last seen alive on a wharf smoking a joint with some Fogo islanders. People say that he drowned while copying ice pans, that is, while jumping from ice floe to ice floe. His body washed up three months later---a little kid found it. There was a Heinekin in his pocket.


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