Vol 5 (2017)

Beside the Point

Beside the Point is a journal of creative work produced in Victoria, British Columbia, at Camosun College by members of the Editing and Publishing class (Creative Writing 159).

The work of emerging artists fills BtP. In this themed issue, the idea of community is unpacked to reveal many different sides and perspectives. What does it look like when community is lost? What does it feel like to be alienated? Is community an integral part of existing? Of what it means to be human? What is the role of family influence? What about religion and spirituality? Does the generation we're born into impact how we connect to others?

Beside the Point's motto is, and always has been, "pushing the boundaries of what's acceptable." We invite you to join us in exploring what that means to our community. 

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Table of Contents

Creative nonfiction

Mama and Me
Rashad Cash
4
The Long Way 'Round
Sophia Dunn-Krahn
31
Carrying Compassion
Katie Mutrie
42

Poetry

Vintage
John Grey
10
Sestina For Standing Rock
Benjamin McFee
22
An Imperfect Villanelle
Rachelle Oak
30
Holland Point
Anthea Gaunt
40

Fiction--Literary

A Mysterious Friend
Cindy Hunter
12
Rival Writer
Cameron Simo
36

Fiction-Fantasy

Venom Club
Shuang Gong
16
Heartbeat
Lindsay Budge
28

Comics

Making Couple Friends
Matt Smith
24