Friday, August 24, 2012
NEW FROM FRED WAH
Speaking of Fred Wah, the Canadian Poet Laureate has a new chapbook out from the memorably named Book Thug. Wah's note on the text informs readers that the book grew out of a workshop titled "How to Write a Poem for the Queen." A meditation on the occasional poem by a poet who is asked to meet such an occasion . . . "Can a 'poem in honour of' engage a similar discourse to the poem simply written 'For'?"
I was born, speedy creek, below freezing
White snow and sheets
Now the prairie light so incomplete
Between two sentences
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