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From the archives

The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

A long-awaited biography gives the facts, but not the mystery, behind this writer’s genius

Whatever the Cost May Be

Preparing for the fight of our life

(about to be)

A poem

Fred Wah

About to be a runner
About to be a manner
About to play the clarinet
About to be a lover
About to be alone
About a sack of bones
About that smoke around your neck
About to be unknown

Fred Wah has published many books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, from Lardeau (Island Press, 1965) to his latest poetry collection, is a door (Talonbooks, 2009). Waiting for Saskatchewan (Turnstone Books, 1985) received the 1986 Governor General’s Award and Diamond Grill (NeWest, 1995) won the Howard O’Hagan Award for Short Fiction in 1996. The False Laws of Narrative (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2009) has been edited for the Laurier Poetry Series by Louis Cabri. Fred was the LRC’s poetry editor from 2003 to 2005.