My writing students are on their last week of the semester. Usually, this would be cause for great celebration, but it so happens that in this last week the university requires a final project that is the culmination of our entire course. The projects are generally 10-12 pages long and worth many more points than their weekly papers. My students are busy applying all of the reading, research, discussions, and suggestions from their practice (read: homework exercises) from the past ten weeks, so understandably I’ve been answering many messages filled with questions and concerns.
To say that this is a fraught week for all of us is an understatement.
JON FOX is an artist out of Moncton, NB in Canada. Classically trained at NSCAD in Halifax, Jon’s worked in photo, film and ink but has always been a painter in our eyes. He’s had exhibitions, both solo and group all across Canada and also farther afield in Portugal, America and Japan. But now he’s back in Moncton and will have a new show opening up at the Apple Gallery tonight. (August 23, 2018).
NUNUM was lucky enough to get a sit down with Jon recently and we did our best to find out what’s behind some of things one of Canada’s most important painters does with canvas and colour.
Flash fiction is the belle of the ball, the flavour of the moment, the soup of the day and apparently well on its way to mainstream acceptance as a separate and unique form of writing. Recent articles in mainstream publications like O Magazine and MacLean’s had articles and pieces of flash as well, most literary journals now have separate submission categories for flash submissions and there are more and more flash only journals out there now.
'Doting Diana 4' by Dr. Ernest Williamson III was the perfect pairing with CK Rose's story 'A New Benchmark' and together the two of them formed the standard for NUNUM's Summer issue. If you missed it then, no worries because we've reprinted it below. And for those of you who've already memorized it, scroll down and enjoy 'Art of the DJ 2' and 'Beauty and Stress 2', two more canvases Ernest has been kind enough to share with us.