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It feels like a story at the right moment
The Stone told The Sculptor what it wanted to be.
What sustains our hearts, our minds, our bodies, our spirits, our families, our communities, our environment?
After Fukushima, it became clear to me that there was a problem with memory in Japan....
Seule et honteuse dans mon lit
In Che’s imagination, two things were inextricably linked with sustenance – freedom and sacrifice.
Well then, assuming you’ve got air you can breathe, water to drink, food to nourish you – what more do you want?
I believe that poets have a moral responsibility to speak up for those whose own voices have been suppressed or altogether silenced.
The title of The Invention of Wings is inspired by ancient black folklore which maintains that Africans were able to fly before they lost their wings when trapped into slavery.
I opened Dean Steadman’s collection hoping for something rich and flavourful, and I was not disappointed.
Set in the near future and structured into two books, the novel tells the story of a family and their fraught journey from New York City to Montréal, or, in some respects, from the dangers of dystopia to the refuge of utopia.
Perhaps the notion that indigenous people living on reservations should have the same constitutional right to clean drinking water as non-indigenous people has not really dawned on the city people!
The speakers, however, made little reference to people from different cultures, ethnic origins or language groups, with the exception of Charles Bender, a First Nation’s speaker.
Can I look down and see my ageing, knuckled hands...
Because going to Montreal seemed like going to another country.
...we need to honour these silenced and silent women and all others who are still exiled and violated and unseened.
Though he is a chronicler of injustice, misery and the need to oppose the status quo, you don’t feel weighed down while reading Nawrocki.
"The human impact on biodiversity, to put the matter as briefly as possible, is an attack on ourselves."