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Lenea Grace says a Eulogy for Stan Rogers. Read more

Poetry

There was a fire in your former home, it was on the news. You brought me here, once, in my youth when nothing impressed me. Read more

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Grief’s a bastard. Read more

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A moment of transcendence occurs in the checkout queue at Safeway. Read more

Poetry

Three poems by Sue Goyette, excerpted from her book Penelope. Read more

Poetry

A poem by Marc Plourde from Borrowed Days: Poems New and Selected. Read more

Poetry

"This morning I saw my father driving a red/ Toyota wagon with Quebec plates, je me/ souviens, turning the corner at Grand, heading..." Read more

FINDINGS

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

POETRY

"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

POETRY

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

POETRY

"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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"I’d take the calm before the storm if it meant having any calm whatsofuckingever." Read more

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VIFF 2016: "Paterson"

A sweet, eccentric, and nearly perfect film about poetry, English bulldogs, Ohio Blue Tip Matches, and Paterson, New Jersey. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

Dear still unpublished writer: Thank you for your submission to generic unprofitable lower-case canadian poetry magazine. Read more

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Existential philosophy, gap year blues, retro-modern décor ennui and other problems faced by the upper class. Read more

POETRY

"And then you think of her with her eyes brimming, the both of you standing dumb in the foyer of the friendship centre, holding eyes, not hands." Read more

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"This spring made winter an insulting opening offer, now the passing lane is getting harder to negotiate, thawing out and icing up again." Read more

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Pull his finger. Braid his chest hair. Top of the odd-job totem pole. King of the all-you-can-eat. Read more

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