What I look forward to most in this annual volume is the variety of voices and styles. For readers—or prospective readers—of Canadian poetry, the selections afford a succinct glimpse at what is being published today in journals such as Grain, The Fiddlehead, Room, and others, and provides two cues: to explore these literary journals further and/or to pursue individual poets that catch the reader’s eye. More than once I have been turned on to a voice I hadn’t previously recognized and then followed up with further reading. Isn’t that the best compliment to a collected volume—to encourage further reading?
Body broken from hard labour and hopelessness,he rests in the truck cab,while his workmates heft old toilets onto the back.They poke him awake with their shovels,stop just short of a beating.
Why didn’t Dumbledore do moreas the trains glided into Auschwitz?