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Nico Mara-McKay is a freelance writer, editor and poet based in Toronto, Canada.

Academic

“Becoming Gendered: Two Medieval Approaches to Intersex Gender Assignment.” Prandium: The Journal of Historical Studies at University of Toronto Mississauga 7:1 (2008).

“Marvellous Anxiety: Horror Painting in Seventeenth Century Naples.” Crossing Borders: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship. (Under consideration.)

Articles

“A beginner’s guide to taxes.” The Medium (March 2016).

“Contemplating life through tarot readings.” The Medium (November 2015).

“Outlaw Lit.” Broken Pencil Magazine 64 (2014).

“Seriously Funny: The Surrealism of Rachel SV Parry.” Scapi Magazine (September 2014).

“Google+ reverses stance on its real names policy.” Technologr (July 2014).

“Anonymous secret sharing app raises $25 million.” Technologr (July 2014).

“Microsoft’s Project Adam aims to digitally duplicate the human mind.” Technologr (July 2014).

“Harbord Street bike lane upgrades.” Dandyhorse (March 2014).

“Keeping Ontario’s Roads Safe Act includes expanded protection for cyclists.” Dandyhorse (March 2014).

“Celebrating Singlehood.” Beaches Life (February 2014).

“What is Your 2014 Breakthrough?.” Beaches Life (February 2014).

“CWILA represents women in lit by the numbers.” Broken Pencil Magazine 63 (2014).

“Amanda Leduc Talks Miracles and Naked Canadian Authors.” She Does the City (November 2013).

“Women and Gadgets: A Love Story.” xoJane (October 2013).

“A Conversation with Tamara Faith Berger.” She Does the City (October 2013).

“It’s Been An Interesting Month to Talk About Women in Literature.” She Does the City (October 2013).

“Congratulations to Alice Munro.” She Does the City (October 2013).

“Writing Without Limits: 20 Years of above/ground press.” Broken Pencil Magazine 60 (2013).

“Marks: Uniting Spirit and Flesh.” Trigger93 vol. 2 (2011).

Criticism and Reviews

Nonfiction

“X Marks the Spot.” Art/iculation Magazine 4 (Autumn 2019).

How to Kill a Vampire. This Magazine (January/February 2014).

Attack of the Copula Spiders. Broken Pencil Magazine 56 (2012).

Literary

Fortified Castles, This Magazine (January/February 2015).

“Navigating Shifting Currents: Tanis Rideout’s Arguments with the Lake.” ARC 

Poetry Magazine (June 2014).

Complicity. Quill & Quire (March 2014).

Little Cat. Room Magazine 37.1 (2014).

Blue is the Warmest Color. The Winnipeg Review 14 (2014).

Sakra Boccata. Broken Pencil Magazine 64 (2014).

Twin Tongues. Broken Pencil Magazine 64 (2014).

Designated Mourner. Broken Pencil Magazine 63 (2014).

Everything is CO2. This Magazine (July/August 2014).

Wretchy Zine. Broken Pencil Magazine 62 (2014).

Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol. She Does the City (March 2014).

“Alexa Chung’s IT Inspires Fashion Fangirl Longing and an Expanded Netflix Film Queue.” She Does the City (January 2014).

“Fireside Reads for Bad Weather.” She Does the City (January 2014).

How to Host a Dinner Party. She Does the City (December 2013).

“Henriette Mantel’s No Kidding.” She Does the City (December 2013).

“Liz Worth’s PostApoc takes us on a druggy journey to a dystopian Toronto.” She Does the City (December 2013).

“Books to Help You Escape to Paris.” She Does the City (November 2013).

Hyperbole and a Half. She Does the City (November 2013).

“In Wonderland, Willow Branches Out into Her Own Miniseries.” Sound on Sight (October 2013).

Finding Grace. Quill & Quire (September 2013).

Masham Means Everything. Quill & Quire (April 2013).

Chris Eaton. Broken Pencil Magazine 61 (2013).

Trobairitz. Broken Pencil Magazine 60 (2013).

Ink on Paper. Broken Pencil Magazine 60 (2013).

Budge. Broken Pencil Magazine 60 (2013).

Poems for an Oil-Free Coast. Broken Pencil Magazine 59 (2013).

The Hard Return. Broken Pencil Magazine 59 (2013).

The Politics of Knives. Broken Pencil Magazine 59 (2013).

Super Fun Satan Club. Broken Pencil Magazine 59 (2013).

Milosz. Broken Pencil Magazine 58 (2013).

Begin with the End in Mind. Broken Pencil Magazine 58 (2013).

Probably Inevitable. Broken Pencil Magazine 58 (2013).

You Can’t Get There from Here. Broken Pencil Magazine 58 (2013).

Bent at the Spine. Broken Pencil Magazine 58 (2013).

Girlwood. Contemporary Verse 2 36:1 (2013).

Attemptations. Broken Pencil Magazine 57 (2012).

The Light of Sex. Facing North (July 2012).

The Crystal Palace. Broken Pencil Magazine 57 (2012).

A Dark Boat. Broken Pencil Magazine 57 (2012).

Kerosene. Broken Pencil Magazine 57 (2012).

DOOM. Broken Pencil Magazine 56 (2012).

Echo Gods and Silent Mountains. Broken Pencil Magazine 56 (2012).

The Girl on the Escalator. Broken Pencil Magazine 55 (2012).

outskirts. Cactus Heart 1 (2012).

Afflictions & Departures. Broken Pencil Magazine 54 (2011).

I Can Say Interpellation. Broken Pencil Magazine 54 (2011).

Music

“Like a Motorcycle – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“Arrows in the Air – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“Mood – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“Bugs in the Dark – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“Bad Captain – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“We’re Doomed – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“King George – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“The Unchained – Indie Week.” The Scene Magazine (November 2013).

“AFI – Burials.” Tangible Sounds (November 2013).

“Cage the Elephant – Melophobia.Tangible Sounds (October 2013).

“Stone Temple Pilots – High Rise.” Tangible Sounds (October 2013).

Poetry

“Behind the buttercups.” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 17 (2014).

“How to Fall in Love.” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 17 (2014).

“Hipsters Love Brunch.” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 17 (2014).

“Dumb Supper.” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 17 (2014).

“Wild Wood: Hush.” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 17 (2014).

“The Silver Fox.” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 17 (2014).

“Truth.” Maple Tree Literary Supplement 17 (2014).

“Once.” Prairie Fire 35: 3 (2014).

“Cartographer of Strange Curves.” Room 36.4 (2013).

“Wrecked.” Carte Blanche 17 (Spring 2013).

“Hermaphrodite’s Closet.” Vallum 10:2 (2013).

“Stoned.” FreeFall Magazine XXIII:3 (Fall 2013).

“Domestic Secrets.” Carousel Magazine 30 (Spring 2013).

“New.” The Antigonish Review 169 (2012).

“Cut.” The Fieldstone Review 5 (July 2012).

“Morning Ritual.” Vapid Kitten 7 (2012).

“Solar Powered.” Mad Rush 1 (2012).

“Vicious Beauty.” Found Poetry Review 2 (November 2011).

“Fishwife.” Line Zero 2:1 (2011).

“Innocence.” Contemporary Verse 2 34:2 (2011).

“First Shot.” Edge Piece (2011).

“Au Natural.” The Red River Review (2011).

“Home.” Zouch Magazine (2011).