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

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"It’s 6 a.m. when the lights turn on / in a white-washed drugstore, / as if it were a little theatre / shining out onto the sidewalk." Read more

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"Had hardwoods and crown moulding / I thought I could afford. I signed the lease, / sick of driving everything I owned" Read more

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"On benedick’s retirement, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the catholic church" Read more

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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’" Read 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" Read more

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

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

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