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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

Peter Unwin

Peter Unwin is a Toronto-based author. His collection of poems When We Were Old will be published in spring 2014 by Cormorant Press. He is the author of numerous other books, including The Wolf’s Head: Writing Lake Superior (Cormorant, 2007) and Canadian Folk: Portraits of Remarkable Lives (Dundurn, 2013).

Articles by
Peter Unwin

The Last Room

March 2014
  My father died in a place of medicine In some misery but without fear, rather A rushed responding to those Who have seen death so often That the coughs they make Behind closed palms sound clinical And antiseptic. He left the usual Treasure chest of war medals and grieving Women, perplexed children grown tired By the burden of carrying their moms And dads into death and…