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Apostrophes VII

By (author) E.D. Blodgett
Categories: Poetry
Series: cuRRents

Apostrophe 1. Rhet. A figure of speech, by which a speaker or writer suddenly stops in his discourse, and turns to address pointedly some person or thing, either present or absent; an exclamatory address. ...

Demeter Goes Skydiving

By (author) Susan McCaslin
Categories: Poetry
Series: cuRRents

What if Demeter, the timeless fertility goddess of ancient Greek myth, slipped through a crack into the twenty-first century, shook off her ankle bracelets, corn tassels, and garlands, and began a tour ...

Kat Among the Tigers

By (author) Kath MacLean
Categories: Poetry
Series: cuRRents

Exemplar of the Moderns, Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923), is reanimated by postmodern diva Kath MacLean in a tantric work of literary ventriloquism. But who is animating whom? "Sentences are punctuated ...

Too Bad

By (author) Robert Kroetsch
Categories: Poetry
Series: cuRRents

A prodigious body of innovative writing behind him, Robert Kroetsch turns to a starker lyrical mode in Too Bad: Sketches Toward a Self-Portrait. Oscillating between the many moods of a human heart that ...

Gothic Canada

Canadians have always been obsessed with the idea of their own identities. Stories that tell us who we are provide a reassuring sense of identity for the individual and the nation. Hockey. Maple Leaves. ...

Memory's Daughter

By (author) Alice Major
Categories: Poetry
Series: cuRRents

This is a daughter?s poetic homage to her parents, both elegy and celebration, that explores the transformations wrought by history, biology, and the alchemy of love. In Greek myth, the daughters of Memory ...

wild horses

By (author) rob mclennan
Categories: Poetry
Series: cuRRents

Cast during his year in the U of A's writer in residency, wild horses is Ottawan rob mclennan's deep lyrical engagement with Edmonton, Alberta. He sees the new terrain through his peculiar, sympathising ...

Margaret Laurence's Epic Imagination

By (author) Paul Comeau
Categories: Literature: history and criticism
Series: cuRRents

Margaret Laurence instinctively turned to the epic mode to create archetypal narratives of loss, exile, and redemption. Drawing on the Bible, Dante, and Milton, Laurence absorbed the epic structure and ...

Leaving Shadows

By (author) Lisa Grekul
Categories: Literature: history and criticism
Series: cuRRents

On our way home, we stopped in Vegreville for one last look at the Pysanka and, posing in front of it while my dad pulled out his camera, I wanted to cry. Are we doomed? Click. Is this all we are? Click. ...

Phantom Lake

By (author) Birk Sproxton
Categories: Biographical fiction
Series: cuRRents

Phantom Lake explores the stories, legends, and tall tales that make up ?Flin Flon,? a real imaginary place perched on rocky outcrops and lakes of the Canadian Shield. Birk Sproxton traverses the high ...