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Referendum Trudeau

He campaigned in poetry but governed in prose

Rinkside Reading

What does hockey’s literature say about the sport?

Alarm Bells

Fort McMurray and fires hence


Never love a writer

They’ll take you

To the brink


They’ll tell your story

As their own

And make you

Swallow ink


There’s beauty

In the work

But seldom in the life


Woe betide the husband

Woe betide the wife


Allan Peterkin, is a Toronto doctor and the author of twelve books for adults and children. He is a founding editor of Ars Medica — A Journal of Medicine, the Arts and Humanities, a senior fellow at Massey College and head of the Program in Health, Arts and Humanities at the University of Toronto.

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