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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Alice Major

Alice Major served as Edmonton’s first poet laureate. Her latest collection is Knife on Snow.

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Alice Major

  Stars rotate steadily on their axes because each always thinks the same thoughts about the same things. Plato, Timaeus (40A)   Our starry brains — their frail shells stuffed with as many neurons as the galaxy has suns. On this sunlit afternoon, I clutch my temples to keep the giant number…
  A line of spider silk, glinting like a mandolin string plucked by air. A twang of light.   A bag of garnet velvet wrapped around ashes.   A painted cup, leaf of bone china. The shadow of fingers.  …