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Enter, The Bleak Season

An excerpt from the book “Country Seasons” by Philip Clucas in regard to the British seasons…

November marks the Celtic “Samain”, a month long associated with the cult of the dead. 129 more words


In the Dead Stand

A slow poem like Nina Simone. “I’ll love you till the poets run out of rhyme, until the twelfth of never…”

Wednesday again. I have a short day at work before a week of vacation, and I am SO ready. 578 more words

Ireland Invades Canada! (Paul Muldoon Part I)

Paul Muldoon, The Annals of Chile (1997)

The references to Canada in this book are all contained in the long poem, “Yarrow,” which makes up the bulk of the volume. 925 more words


An Alberta Tall Tale: The Studhorse Man

Robert Kroetsch stands out as one of Canada’s most unique and talented story-tellers. Canadian literary culture lost something when he died two years ago. Kroetsch is one of those strange beasts that is both a great poet and a great novelist. 473 more words

Canadian Literature

Bookends: The Man from the Creeks goes from Poetry to Prose

Bookends: The Man from the Creeks goes from Poetry to Prose

By Dan Davidson

March 6, 2013

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The Man from the Creeks… 815 more words


Are You Ready to be Lucky? -- a dialogue with Rosemary Nixon

Are you ready to take a chance on life?

Or, in the words of Rosemary Nixon, Are you ready to be lucky?

These are the questions confronting the characters of Nixon’s lively new book. 4,061 more words



One of my favourite poems about fathers (and sons) is by the late Stanley Kunitz. I encountered this poem in the last century, as an undergraduate, and it both confounded and thrilled me. 692 more words