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Patrick Lane


Patrick Lane was a poet whose work has received many awards, including the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence and the inaugural British Columbia Award for Canadian Non-fiction. Read Natural History, from issue 49.

"Only throw empty bottles at the moon." Read more

Prose

It started with a note I found tucked into an anthology of poems edited by Selden Rodman, a book I opened rarely, though there was a time when I was young I had read it so closely and so many times I had most of the poems memorized. The note lay in the spine of the book against a poem of Arthur Rimbaud's titled, I think, "The Twelve-Year-Old Poet." On it are four names printed out in my sure and youthful twenty-one-year-old hand: Baghdad, Koweit, Sakakah, Jaffa. Read more

Essays

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Why did my prof take a mark off
the word whiskey?

 
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