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From the archives

Paper Rout

Postmedia in the gutter

Past Trauma

Richard Wagamese and an Indigenous literary resurgence

Family Pride

Profiles in gay life

To Golijov’s Azul

Dionne Brand has won numerous awards for her poetry, including the Governor General’s Award, the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Trillium Book Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Harbourfront Festival Prize. In 2009, she was Toronto’s Poet Laureate. This poem comes from her latest collection, The Blue Clerk, a Griffin Poetry Prize nominee. (Printed with permission from McClelland & Stewart, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited, 2018. All rights reserved.)

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