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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Mary Rykov

Mary H. Rykov is a Toronto-based music therapist and academic editor who has written and reviewed for such as The Arts in Psychotherapy, Journal of Palliative Care and the Journal of Health Psychology. Her poems have been published in Carousel, Misunderstandings Magazine and Jones Avenue, and anthologized in Close to Quitting Time: An Anthology Depicting the Various Facets of Work (Ascent Aspirations, 2011) and The Art of Poetic Inquiry (Backalong Books, 2012). She searches for a publisher for her first poetry collection, Dear Mr. Rilke and Other Poems.

Articles by
Mary Rykov

  I slice six tart Northern Spy apples into an oiled 8×8 inch bake pan then sprinkle them with sugar dark with cinnamon.   Yes, Ma I wash the apples well but I don’t peel away vitamins and fibre in long unbroken spirals nor do I iron cotton bed sheets while watching old television movies on Sunday…


July–August 2013
  We were hoping you might think things through, try to get over it.   No matter your beloved Cavaradossi lies executed at your feet,   Liberty is in the air, Art will prevail and you, luscious diva, can love again.   Floria, stop! Let fly your faith to unfetter hope. Just this time, please —…