Monthly Archives: May 2020

Diary of a Plague Year Parts 1–3

I had two important things before me: the one was the carrying on my business and shop… in which was embarked all my effects in the world; and the other was the preservation of my life in so dismal a … Continue reading

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Poetry of Resistance—or Capitulation?

What are poets for? What are their uses? It’s an age-old question. Are we low-rent historians, minus the faculty of objective thought? Are we entertainers, just another sideshow in the global entertainment-industrial complex? Are we comforters of the human spirit, … Continue reading

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Wayman releases powerful new book of poems

Author Tom Wayman has just released a new book of poems, titled Watching a Man Break a Dog’s Back: Poems for a Dark Time, from Harbour Publishing. Wayman is something of a literary icon in Canada, and was among the … Continue reading

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