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Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

Catherine Owen

Catherine Owen is the author of nine collections of poetry, the most recent being Trobairitz (Anvil Press, 2012) and the chapbook Steve Kulash & Other Autopsies (Angel House Press, 2012). Her collection of memoirs and essays, Catalysts: Confrontations with the Muse, was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2012. Frenzy won the Alberta Book Prize. Owen edits, tutors, plays bass in Medea & the allgirl AC/DC tribute band Who Maid Who, and composes with the Lyrical Outlaws.

Articles by
Catherine Owen

  I will not write about him today There is river after all & sky Of his loss, there is nothing more to say At the estuary’s mouth, a shielded bay Where swallows slip when the rocks are dry No, I will not write about him today The sand kin to stone, at its softest, clay Waves now a…
  I think always of you waiting Though why this should be I don’t know The strange vague esteem of the living Imagining the dead have nothing more to do   Than hunger after their time on earth — The kisses, the rifts, those indifferences, those whims — All the range that once was feeling’s surfeit…