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Carol Berge


Carol Bergé (1928–2006) was an American poet and the founder of CENTER magazine. Her books Antics (Regent Press/AWAREing Press) and Light Years (Spuyten Duyvil/AWAREing Press) were both published in 2010. She attended the Vancouver poetry seminar at UBC in 1962 and wrote The Vancouver Report, an account of and response to the event.

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Why doesn’t anyone in North America say barmy for balmy? According to my research, Barmy came first and still enjoys a jolly life. But most North American dictionaries don’t even mention the earlier Scots barmy. 

Simon McGavin, Cyberspace

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