Tag Archives: Tom Wayman

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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Postmodernism? Or Social Control?

“The writer is meant to be the faithful witness of everyman and should therefore be neither within society nor without.” —John Ralston Saul[1] Are the techniques of postmodernism in literature truly revolutionary? Or just another subtle mode of social control? Putting … Continue reading

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