John Harris is the author of 'Small Rain," "Other Art" and "Tungsten John." He lives in Prince George, B.C.
The Answer to Some Things (and not others)
Ken Belford’s selected poems, “The Answer to Everything.” Or, as reviewers Vivien Lougheed and John Harris suggest, “the answer to some things (and not others).”Read More
Lindsay Shepherd and the Post-Scholarship University
In his article “Speaking Out” (The Walrus, June 2019), Toronto-based 30-something freelance contrarian John Semley tells the story of the Wilfred Laurier University (WLU) teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd, who made international headlines when she was censured by a University examining committee for allegedly creating an unsafe learning environment for transgender students. The committee…Read More
Dead Icons and Deader Icons: Which Statues Really Need to Go?
John Harris posts a slightly argumentative view on the Statue Wars controversyRead More
Ken Belford: A Personal and Literary Reminiscence
John Harris remembers poet Ken Belford.Read More
Is There an Answer to Cultural Appropriation?
John Harris reviews a little known pamphlet from a little known press about a deceptively large subject.Read More
Good Country for Old Men
Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.Read More
Andrew Struthers’ Hippie Calculations
John Harris reviews Andrew Struthers’ new book from New Star Press.Read More
Bringing Up Mother
John Harris reads the work of 1970s Vancouver poetry icon Daphne Marlatt through the eyes of her relationship with her son, Kit. This is part of a series of parent/offspring critical studies Harris has embarked on.Read More
The Search for Khanlit
John Harris reads an essay by a Toronto-based Woman-of-Colour looking for a safe way to take some creative writing courses. He has some advice for her.Read More
Some Second Growth Poetry (and it’s good!)
John Harris on “second growth” poet Fabienne Calvert Filteau.Read More