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"This morning I saw my father driving a red/ Toyota wagon with Quebec plates, je me/ souviens, turning the corner at Grand, heading..." more

FINDINGS

"lug like trunks,/ steer like plows/ pile like lumber..." more

POETRY

"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

POETRY

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

POETRY 1 Comments

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

POETRY

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

POETRY

"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

POETRY

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

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VIFF 2016: "Paterson"

A sweet, eccentric, and nearly perfect film about poetry, English bulldogs, Ohio Blue Tip Matches, and Paterson, New Jersey. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

Dear still unpublished writer: Thank you for your submission to generic unprofitable lower-case canadian poetry magazine.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

POETRY

Existential philosophy, gap year blues, retro-modern décor ennui and other problems faced by the upper class. more

POETRY

"And then you think of her with her eyes brimming, the both of you standing dumb in the foyer of the friendship centre, holding eyes, not hands." more

POETRY

"This spring made winter an insulting opening offer, now the passing lane is getting harder to negotiate, thawing out and icing up again." more

POETRY

Pull his finger. Braid his chest hair. Top of the odd-job totem pole. King of the all-you-can-eat. more

POETRY

"I’ve been wanting to write about the black skirt we’ve been using to cover the lovebird’s cage. The goodnight skirt." more

POETRY

"Now you are looking up from the bottom of the lake. You are walking past the townhouses in April under the budding trees, and drowning." more

POETRY

"Your poem should look pretty and shut up. Your poem should have a boner. Your poem should smell like a wax museum or jail." more

POETRY 1 Comments

"Could I forget: the look that tells me you want me"—Vincent Pagé creates Google autocomplete poetry. more

Dispatches

Peter Culley's wet June days in Nanaimo: damp carpet, dead walnut trees, the roar of the highway, Rockford and the last bees on Planet Earth. more

POETRY

my blood has blessed these sidewalks longer than the waters of Misipawistik have washed my village more

POETRY

ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

How about a few tips/exercises to keep us hardworking writers in shape?

Cheese Danish Writers’ Circle, Bellingham WA

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