Alex Simand

Discordant souls rubbing up against each other

Brett Sigurdson interviews
Alex Simand


Our nonfiction editor, Brett Sigurdson, had this exchange with Alex Simand, author of Issue #9’s “with light steam.” Here’s what he had to say about his propensity to tackle big questions, the writers who inspire him, and his experience at a low-residency MFA program….Read more

"Oil and Water," Oil on Canvas, 48” x 68”, by Ronna Lebo, Mud Season Review


with light steam

by Alex Simand

A few years ago I began frequenting a Russian bathhouse in San Francisco, a city far from my childhood home of Toronto, far from my pot-bellied uncles and drunken cousins, and Russian curse words. The bathhouse is called Archimedes Banya, and it does not market itself as a Russian bathhouse…
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