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Liberal Interpretations

Making sense of Justin Trudeau and his party

Clock Watching

The nuclear threat lingers still

Spending Power

Can compassion and efficiency be combined in the use of public funds?

Verso 47

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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