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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Aaron Giovannone

Aaron Giovannone teaches English literature and creative writing at Mount Royal University.

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Poet for Our Times

Returning to the words of Dorothy Livesay November 2020
Like many people, I’ve taken to going for long walks during the lockdown. Today I buy a Fanta at the gas station near our Calgary condo, and when I step outside again, a painfully thin man astride a BMX bike asks if I have a cigarette (I don’t). I cross busy Fourteenth Street, with its loud traffic having stubbornly…

Who says the alt-right doesn’t like poetry?

Hapless old harridans flapping their traps and other gems of verse April 2018
Donald Trump doesn’t exactly leap to mind when one thinks of great cultural benefactors. The U.S. president’s proposed budgets have twice aimed at eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, and in early 2017, Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior policy advisor, aired the idea that the poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of…