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A More Perfect [

By Jimmy McInnes

Iconic political speeches are some of the best remembered and most repeated passages in contemporary English language. Especially in the United States of America, what child doesn't know Abraham Lincoln's "Fourscore and seven years ago..." or Roosevelt's "The only thing we have ... Read more

Canticles I, The

By George Elliott Clarke

The second part of Book I of "The Canticles" continues the dialogue -- as dramatic monologues -- of those who fostered the transatlantic slave trade, or who demonized the image of the Negro in the Occident; as well as those who struggled for liberation and/or anti-racism. In ... Read more

Cantos North

By Henry Beissel

Epic in scope, lyrical in its celebration of nature, frequently uncompromising in its portrayal of human violence and greed, and rich in the keenly observed details --colours, sounds, rhythms, scents, and voices -- that constitute this place we call "our home and native land," ... Read more

City

By Michael Boughn

Taking Charles Olson's "Poem 143--the festival aspect" as its provocation and partner in conversation, Michael Boughn's City sets out on a voyage to explore the Three Towns central to Olson's poem and the Vedic myth that it responds to. Combining observations and commentary ... Read more

Gangson

By Andy Weaver

Gangson is about aesthetics and culture, both personal and impersonal. It's about language and politics, and the politics of language. Gangson is also about violence. Violence shapes societies and places. Violence writes histories, defines movements, and constructs meanings. ... Read more

Odysseus

By Carl Hare

Odysseus begins where Homer's Odyssey leaves off, and recounts the Greek hero's final quest to settle his debt with the god Poseidon. He must travel to many cities carrying a wooden oar, find a land that knows no salt, and offer a sacrifice to the god on the site where a stranger ... Read more

Odyssey, The

By Ken Hunt

Fifty years ago, in July 1969, human beings embarked on an epic journey to land on the moon. Now, in July 2019, poet Ken Hunt utilizes NASA's Apollo 11 voice transcription document, a chronicle of the first six days of that mission, to create The Odyssey, an erasure poem of ... Read more

Spenser

By Carl Hare

Spenser portrays the last four turbulent months in the life of poet Edmund Spenser, faithful servant of Queen Elizabeth I of England for whom he wrote The Fairie Queene. Written in Spenserian stanza to evoke the Elizabethan period and the poet's own style, Spenser is Book Two ... Read more