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Alice Petersen


Alice Petersen’s stories have been shortlisted for the Writers’ Union of Canada Short Story Competition, the CBC Literary Awards and (for “Last Summer,” in Geist 62) the Journey Prize. Petersen lives in Montreal but she prefers to be up in the woods.

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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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