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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Barry Butson

<p>Barry Butson began late as a poet, but has published five collections. <em>East End Poems</em> (Moonstone Press, 1998) won the annual Milton Acorn People’s Poetry Award. His work has appeared in journals and anthologies in Canada, the United States, England, Ireland, Wales, France and Australia. His sixth collection of poetry comes out from Altadore Press in fall 2015 and is called <em>small</em></p>

Articles by
Barry Butson


October 2013
  Nice to sit with a guy you have known for 70 years outside the North Jetty Fish Camp in Nokomis, Florida drinking cans of PBR and watching for dolphins to roll past as you talk about common interests The two of you often never spoke for years at a time … one insult or another being enough to trigger that But now you are too old to waste time in silence and know better how not to set the other off and the thing is: two brothers on a bench do not want to be disturbed They’ve already missed too much of each other and have little bench time left…