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

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"anything you wanted to keep had to be taken off your balcony / then on that day, Balcony Day / whatever items were still left out there disappeared" more

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"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

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Listen to C.R. Gilpin read "The Pump Jack," "The Tall Poppy" and "The NFB Documentary." more

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"Of course, looking back, you would like to reboot and start over, but there is no over." An excerpt from The Waking Comes Late, winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for poetry. more

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"I’d take the calm before the storm if it meant having any calm whatsofuckingever." more

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An animated short featuring "Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski" by Henry Doyle, winner of the Downtown Eastside Writers' Jamboree Writing Contest. more

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Dear still unpublished writer: Thank you for your submission to generic unprofitable lower-case canadian poetry magazine. more

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"If I conceive God's child my father will get $500,000 / My father instructs me to pray for this fortune / he could open a second restaurant / a walk-in fridge" more

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