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"A folder full of awards proves to the psychiatrist I wasn't always this way." more

Dispatches

Angela Wheelock meets a stranger at a bus stop and discusses Rumi, Hafiz and other great poets who were terrible leaders. more

Dispatches

From Chalk, winner of the 38th Annual International 3-Day Novel Contest. more

FICTION

Pansy shoes and power suits on parliament hill. more

Dispatches

"Rita, we are both members / of the fat neo-Scottish diaspora. / Don’t tell me it doesn’t exist, sweet darlin’" more

POETRY

There were always things to see at the pond—tadpoles, leopard frogs, dragonflies—but that day we saw two boys, with a rifle. more

FACT

"Nietzsche, for example, thought his pen was a hammer, but he may have been mistaken because German professors rarely did their own carpentry." more

FICTION

On Dorothy Parker Day we wear wool suits and little hats, smoke with cigarette holders and have a liver-coloured dachshund on a lead. more

Dispatches

"he’s rowing with bed rails on sheets / sail-taut where the sea should be." more

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"Canada has no history books, they are being written as we speak by navvies and temporary foreign workers, by strippers and hitchhikers." more

POETRY

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