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In equal balance justly weighed

Slouching toward Democracy

Where have all the wise men gone?

By Populist Demand

When urban and rural voters went separate ways

Fred Wah

Fred Wah has published many books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, from Lardeau (Island Press, 1965) to his latest poetry collection, is a door (Talonbooks, 2009). Waiting for Saskatchewan (Turnstone Books, 1985) received the 1986 Governor General’s Award and Diamond Grill (NeWest, 1995) won the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction in 1996. The False Laws of Narrative (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009) has been edited for the Laurier Poetry Series by Louis Cabri. Fred was the LRC’s poetry editor from 2003 to 2005.

Articles by
Fred Wah

  Slant into an impossible French Me those luminous venetians their light propelled by the heat shimmering from the red brick above the dry cleaners at that very moment the afternoon toujour with cousins an absolute translation of ancestry not + beyond which an occasional “Darling” assembles itself on the wire aware of a secret syntax buried in a knot of class + spoken subjects not to mention les suie + the scant wipe as the slat bends + you can see the smelter on the hill across the…

(about to be)

A poem October 2007
About to be a runner About to be a manner About to play the clarinet About to be a lover About to be alone About a sack of bones About that smoke around your neck About to be unknown…

(Noli me tangere)

A poem October 2007
First the hot and dry Crossed up middle By right cell strips Down to craving, gravel Elbows on the wing Brushed with taste This damp phant’sy Lured by the sentence Left or between Noli me tangere Voilà! quite contrary…