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Scarecrow Replies
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Scarecrow Replies
Originally posted on O at the Edges: ? Scarecrow Replies ? This talk of destiny and exceptionalism and the incessant push towards terror inflames my metaphorical innards. Birds may kill, but they don’t practice genocide and never erase history’s missteps with published falsities; their songs rema...
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I didn’t think I was that poor until I came to grad school: dentalium and dreams beyond the university
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I didn’t think I was that poor until I came to grad school: dentalium and dreams beyond the university
Originally posted on Moontime Warrior: I am thinking about wealth. Not necessarily money, but I am thinking of richness, and of the happiness that is supposed to come with it. That’s the whole idea, right? That being wealthy means you don’t have to worry, at least not about basic things like food...
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Hear the WORD
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Hear the WORD
Tomorrow night, I get to spend an hour with Michael James and Thea Bowering, talking about words, music, religion, sex and politics. What’s more fun than campus radio? Indie, intellectual and evolving. Check it out! Word on CJSR
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Kisses are More Important than Rats
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Kisses are More Important than Rats
Here’s a first review, from the wonderful Shelley Ann Leedahl. http://shelleyannleedahl.blogspot.com
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Best Seller? Wow.
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Best Seller? Wow.
Well, this is great news. Best Seller!
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A Constellation of Support
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A Constellation of Support
Today seems a good day to post this little article from 2015. A Constellation of Support  It was a rare pleasure to meet the various people I interviewed for this, and I came away feeling uplifted. The thing is, nobody does anything in this world without support, whether we see and acknowledge it...
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The Polyglot: Adventures in Many Tongues
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The Polyglot: Adventures in Many Tongues
Really great artists hold the door. My amazing friend Luciana Erregue-Sacchi is one of those, and this past spring, she collaborated with another, the lovely Adriana Onita, who spearheads the editorial collective that produces The Polyglot. Luciana, as an art historian, wanted to explore the conn...
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Poster Child
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Poster Child
How about that? I’m a poster child, at my well-established age. It hadn’t been a career ambition, but it is an honour, to have my face (for better or worse, my own) out there in support of a really great cultural program. Want to know who we are as Canadians? Bring Canadian authors to...
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For the Changing Moon: thoughts on Poems&Songs
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For the Changing Moon: thoughts on Poems&Songs
My new book is out. The official launch happens Wednesday, October 24th, 7 PM at Audrey’s Books, with special guests, Edmonton’s own Spoken Word Youth Choir, under the direction of the fabulous Gail Sobat. If you’re in our town, come on down. This is book number two, yes, only n...
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Heart Throb
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Heart Throb
We are all children of the drum. Life begins and ends to that primal one-two heartbeat, and drums have always been the most powerful of the instruments. We don’t always know that, though, don’t always consciously recognise it, any more, i suppose, than we recognise our own heart beating most of t...
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