Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.

Launch! Prince Arthur Hotel! September 5. 6:30. Cake and beverage. Meet the Authors.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Open an Artery

Open an Artery and head for the poetry.  I found good stuff in this issue.   I particularly liked Lake by Paula Theissen and the amusing  I Make You Hungry by Caitlin AtkinsonNolan Schmerk's poem Voices in the Wind describes the loss of cultural identity, a theme echoed in Holly Haggarty's work Let's Tog which starts "My father lost his first language on the day that his mother was taken away." My own story, Louis Riel's Grave, looks back at the history of the university.  It recalls an incident in the aftermath of the 1971 sit-in when many students protested the firing of Victor Wightman, a sociology professor.

The Artery is published twice a year by the English Student Association in cooperation with the Student Union and is sponsored by The Study Coffeehouse, a nice combo - coffee and poetry.  This issue features an interesting preface by editor Andrew Cannon who encourages would be writers to "keep writing. Don't stop."

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