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My Planet of Kites

by (author) Marie-éve Comtois

translated by Stuart Ross & Michelle Winters

Mansfield Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2014
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My Planet of Kites is a rich poetic suite that documents an intimate universe, mixing personal and cultural references in language that is both colourful and humorous. The narrator's reflections on the thrilling, but usually, mundane aspects of everyday life will resonate with anyone that seeks shared dreams of travel, music, books and the presence, real or virtual, of men and women who weave a web of friendships in a world that seems to have no romantic attachments.

About the authors

Marie-Ève Comtois explores imagery through poetry and visual arts. She is the editor of the magazine Le Robinet (The Valve) and has published her work in the journal Exit. Her first book Le Windex de Narcisse (The Windex of Narcissus) was published in 2007. My Planet of Kites, a translation of her book Je Te Trouve Belle Mon Homme, was published by Ecrits des Forges in 2012.

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Stuart Ross published his first literary pamphlet on the photocopier in his dad’s office one night in 1979. Through the 1980s, he stood on Toronto’s Yonge Street wearing signs like “Writer Going To Hell,” selling over 7,000 poetry and fiction chapbooks. A long-time literary press activist, he is a founding member of the Meet the Presses collective, Editor at Mansfield Press, and for eight years was Fiction & Poetry Editor at This Magazine. He is the author of two collaborative novels, two story collections, seven poetry books, and the novel Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew, which co-won the 2012 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Fiction on a Jewish Theme. He has also published a collection of essays, Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer, and co-edited the anthology Rogue Stimulus: The Stephen Harper Holiday Anthology for a Prorogued Parliament. Buying Cigarettes for the Dog won the 2010 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His most recent poetry book is You Exist. Details Follow. He lives in Cobourg, Ontario.

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Esther Griffin lives in Barrie, Ontario, where she teaches creative writing and English literature at Georgian College. She writes poetry, fiction, and graphic forms and is currently working on her thesis novel to complete her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC. Her poetry and fiction have been published in various anthologies. She can be found online at
Tracey McGillivray’s nonfiction has appeared in the Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent, and Don’t Talk To Me About Love. She grew up on a farm near Lake Huron and, after completing an MA in Journalism, worked in health care communications. Tracey lives in Toronto with her husband, two teens and two dogs. “Things Float Away” is her first published fiction.
Shoshana Gertler is a fiction writer living in New Jersey. She began writing stories at the same time that she began reading them. In 2017 she earned an MFA in fiction at The New School in New York City. She has published her work in a handful of newspapers and magazines.

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