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Ian Chunn


Ian Chunn is a communications professor at Simon Fraser University who involves his students with experiments in poetry. "Driving with Landow", a found poem in Geist 47, was compiled by the Communications 472 class at Simon Fraser University on World Poetry Day, March 21, 2002. Each of the nineteen students in the class chose a book or other publication in their possession, opened it to page nineteen, counted to the nineteenth word and began reading.

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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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