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Our Violent National Game

The great hockey debate continues

Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

Naomi Beth Wakan

Naomi Beth Wakan is the inaugural poet laureate of Nanaimo (2013). She has published more than 50 books. Her books of poetry include Sex after 70 and Other Poems (Bevalia, 2010) and And After 80… (Bevalia, 2013). She is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, Haiku Canada and Tanka Canada. She lives on Gabriola Island, British Columbia, with her husband, sculptor Elias Wakan. More information is available at <>.

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Three Breakfast Tanka

December 2013
  grey day on the west coast still the eggs are sunny side up and first forsythia brightens the table   last night’s tiff is forgotten as freshly made granola perfumes the table and honesty glistens in a pewter vase   porridge in pottery bowls and a jar of maple syrup as we watch the first hummingbird sample its sugar water…