From the introduction to Joypuke 2013: “Joypuke is a journal dedicated to volatility, devoted to variance of subject and content, idea and theme, style and structure. It features the flippantly playful alongside the viscerally serious. It is through this dissonance that dialogue is created: just as the interplay of hues gives rise to new colours, this contrasting of concerns leads to new questions – and new answers – on the part of the reader.”
The inaugural issue of Joypuke features work from writers across Canada, and beyond. These talented authors include fledgling first-timers and seasoned award-winners. Each of them calls out with a unique voice – some startlingly clear, others misty and ominous. Each one carries with it its own truth.