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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

Ms. Letitia Henry, English Teacher, Marks Candace Hunter’s Haiku


his golden hairs sit

befurred by sweet goodness

on my fingertips


water pools gently

on the small crab’s pincers

on collective toes


soft honey swells moans

brisk agitation now now now

go slow flow no no


[clever girl clever

rich vocabulary deep and long

evocative, yes!]


as beautiful as

August’s meteor showers, fall

Perseid he says


[(on the mountain top

he kisses constellations

into my breastbone)]


in the starry tent

he kisses constellations

along my backbone


Letitia’s red pen stops

moving her breathing

slows no no no no


Crystal Hurdle’s most recent book, Teacher’s Pets, a novel in verse for young adults, was published by Tightrope Books in 2014. She teaches English and creative writing at Capilano University in North Vancouver, British Columbia, and is a former fiction editor of The Capilano Review.