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From the archives

The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Sue Chenette

Sue Chenette wrote the documentary poem What We Said, about her first-hand experiences as a social worker
during Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. Her latest collection, Clavier, Paris, Alyssum, is due out this fall.

Articles by
Sue Chenette

  A kind of violence required — thwack of knife on cutting board, sweet potato’s tough flesh split, onion chopped to tears   Pohk — the can opener’s cranky circuit liberates chick peas, highlighting a need for colour: green pepper to wake an eye, dispel   sluggishness — oh, logy as a sleep-drugged…

Sewing Song

June 2013
  My grandmother pinked all the seams, protecting them with zig and zag from an unravelling of the weave. She taught me how to set in sleeves, face a collar, match a plaid. But above all insisted I pink the seams that season of patterns and gabardine so no dress would have a ragged edge from an unravelling of the…