Cover Photo: A photograph of Cole, the writer, a man riding a skateboard  up the edge of a concrete structure.
Photograph by Jeff Thorburn; courtesy of the author

Skateboarding Gave Me a Way to Express My Grief

Yes, this system is imperfect. It took years—and the privilege of professional help—before I’d learn to articulate my grief in words.

First Love


I bet grandpa’s columbarium would grind so good

Cole Nowicki is a writer and generally well-mannered person based in Vancouver, BC. His work has appeared in The Walrus, Maisonneuve, McSweeney’s, Peach Mag, and more. He also produces the interdisciplinary event 'fine.' and publishes its print extension 'fine. press'.