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The Trust Spiral

Restoring faith in the media

Dear Prudence

A life of exuberance and eccentricity

Who’s Afraid of Alice Munro?

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



As we stand before the window
in our private morning,
I reclaim the word
from all your past lovers

The sky stammers,
breaks into light, reveals
a palette of birds at the feeders:
blue jays, cardinals, a shock
of yellow finches

Our small world
sings its green vernacular,
its language of growth

Darling, I say
with the absolute trust
of the bird for its wing

A word-seed,

Eva Tihanyi is the author of five books of poetry, including Wresting the Grace of the World (Black Moss, 2005) and Restoring the Wickedness (Thistledown, 2000). She teaches at Niagara College in Welland, Ontario, and is a regular book reviewer for the National Post. She recently completed her first short story collection and is now contemplating a novel.