Brian Fawcett is a Toronto-based writer.

David Gilmour Steps in it. Or Maybe Everyone Else Has.

By Brian Fawcett / 2013 September 26
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Brian Fawcett doesn’t find David Gilmour’s disinterest in teaching women writers criminal. What bothers him is the hysterical response to it.

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Children of the Daze

By Brian Fawcett / 2013 June 24
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Brian Fawcett posts a review of Eduardo Galeano’s new book. He has some misgivings about it…

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Bowering’s Pinboy

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 December 23
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Brian Fawcett offers a review of George Bowering’s Pinboy

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What’s Wrong with Rosalind?

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 October 29
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Brian Fawcett can see a few things wrong with Sue Swan’s attempt to create another writing prize…

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Siberry , Jane

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 October 21
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From her birth in 1955 to first recorded output in 1981, Siberry spent her formative years  assimilating influences and developing her musical vocabulary, a journey which continues to this day.  She recently said that she is inching her way towards her prime, and expects there to be further delays. Siberry uses her musical vocabulary to…

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RIP Paul Fussell 1924-2012

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 June 4
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The celebrity obit page in the Globe and Mail for June 4, 2012 has two entries. At the bottom, a four inch obit for Paul Fussell, who died May 23 at age 88. Fussell was a man who wrote two and maybe three great books during his life. One, The Great War and Modern Memory,…

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The Poet and the Sound of His Own Voice

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 May 10
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Brian Fawcett does some textual analysis for a confused reader of Montreal poet Norm Sibum, and explains the difference between a “blog” and an edited website.

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Terry Glavin’s Afghanistan, and ours, too.

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 April 6
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Terry Glavin doesn’t see Afghanistan the way the mass media and the progressive left do. Brian Fawcett thinks he’s got it right, and that we’re all involved.

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A Poetry War in Prince George

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 April 5
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There’s a war going on in Prince George, B.C., and its no joke. Brian Fawcett identifies the differing sides, and the stakes involved. They’re quite a lot larger than they might seem.

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Trudy Young

By Brian Fawcett / 2012 March 28
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For a long time, this dictionary thought she was Neil Young’s sister. She did star in Faceoff, which is the second best hockey movie ever made.  She’s actually the sister of Sherril’s husband, and we’re not entirely clear who Sherril is, but we’re grateful to her for clearing up who Trudy really is.

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