Trotsky, Leon

Famed communist dissident sighted in Nova Scotia in the 1930s by Timothy Findley. Trotsky is still rumoured to control Canada’s postal unions, even though he died in 1940 in Mexico from an ice pick in the back of his head. If Trotsky had written a couple of poems while he was within Canada’s 200 mile limit, we’d have called him a Canadian poet and be having annual festivals in his name if not honour.

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