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A poem by James Witwicki and 5-year-old Anna from From the Heart of It All: Ten Years of Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Read more

Poetry

A poem about a postal code. Read more

Dispatches

Excerpt from Michelle Elrick's Then/Again. Read more

Poetry

"It’s 6 a.m. when the lights turn on / in a white-washed drugstore, / as if it were a little theatre / shining out onto the sidewalk." Read more

POETRY

"Had hardwoods and crown moulding / I thought I could afford. I signed the lease, / sick of driving everything I owned" Read more

POETRY

"On benedick’s retirement, or how I learned to stop worrying and love the catholic church" Read more

POETRY

"Rita, we are both members / of the fat neo-Scottish diaspora. / Don’t tell me it doesn’t exist, sweet darlin’" Read more

POETRY

the historian who writes potboiler novels replete w/ racial stereotypes / the wildlife biologist who chases bears from the staff parking lot Read more

POETRY

The Poetry Deal

Two books of poetry from veteran writers – one new, one a deluxe re-issue with CD – provide proof that poetry is a lifetime occupation. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

City of remaining maples, snuffed neon, pensioners ruminating over donuts. Read more

POETRY

Many thanks to all those who entered and congratulations to the shortlisted entrants! Read more

Erasure Poetry Contest 3 Comments

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