Peter Midgley is the author of several books of poetry, children's literature, and plays. He lives in Edmonton.
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Poets Resist: Peter Midgley
Day five of #poetsresist gives us something to get loud about: Peter Midgley's Unquiet Bones (Wolsak & Wynn) features visceral, physical poems that explore struggles for democracy around the globe, speak to efforts to uproot colonialism while working in a variety of languages ... Read more
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