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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

Neil Surkan

Neil Surkan is the author of Super, Natural and On High, as well as the forthcoming chapbook Desire Path. He lives in Calgary.

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A poem. July | August 2020

Disaster prone

Life on the brink, from Tambora to now July–August 2018
When Mount Tambora erupted in 1815 on one of the islands of Indonesia, the surrounding countryside and towns were smothered by a blanket of pumice and ash. Those who didn’t instantly die starved to death from the resulting contamination of food and water. The following year, because of particles in the stratosphere, no summer came as far away as…