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Maisy's Most-Read Stories of 2016

Our seventh annual round-up of the most-read pieces, from cover stories to blogs, posted on the Maisy site. Here are 2016's top reads.


1. "Picture Day" by Seila Rizvic

The west is inundated with photographs from refugee camps. Seila Rizvic's exploration of what it's like to be on the other side of the camera, from Issue 61, was featured by Longreads in December, and took our top-read spot this year.  

2. "Chain Reaction" by Andrea Bennett

Editor-in-Chief Andrea Bennett's piece from Issue 60, which explored the shifting tide of cycling's bro culture, resonated with women bike mechanics and fellow bike nerds. 

3. "Orbit" by Kayla Czaga

Kayla Czaga's debut poetry collection, For Your Safety Please Hold On, won The Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. In her poem for Maisy from Issue 60, she wrote about living above a thrift shop: "When I ran out of clean clothes / I’d grab a shirt off the discount rack and smell / like a stranger all day."


1. "Burials" by Melissa Bull

In this blog post, our Writing From Quebec editor, Melissa Bull, celebrates her Halloween birthday by documenting what it's like to live across the street from an old graveyard in Norwich, England.

2. "Communication vs. Excommunication: Sarah Schulman In Montreal" by Lucy Uprichard

Maisonneuve intern Lucy Uprichard attended two Sarah Schulman events in Montreal and explored the personal implications of her new book, Conflict Is Not Abuse, in this blog post.

3. "Tabacca Jack" by Amber McMillan

In this excerpt from The Woods, Amber McMillan shares the story of Protection Island's Tabacca Jack.