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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Linda Besner

Linda Besner is a writer and poet with two collections to her name, Feel Happier in Nine Seconds and The Id Kid.

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Linda Besner

Language Shaped by Silence

The mind and craft of a deaf writer March 2019
Every language is foreign to me,” Adam Pottle writes. Born with sensorineural hearing loss, he got his first hearing aids at six. He learned to fill in the gaps with the help of lip-­reading and captioning devices, and today he speaks with a “deaf accent” — prompting some to ask if he’s Australian or Irish. He and his family learned a bit of American Sign…