Ken Belford RIP

By Brian Fawcett | 2020 April 3

Brian Fawcett adds an obituary for poet Ken Belford, who died in February

Ken Belford: A Personal and Literary Reminiscence

By John Harris | 2020 April 3

I knew Ken Belford through Barry McKinnon, my longtime colleague in the English Department at the College of New Caledonia (CNC). I was only an acquaintance, at first. Later, when Belford retired and moved to Prince George, I and my wife Vivien Lougheed became friends and neighbours. McKinnon regularly included Belford in his series of…

Graeme Gibson RIP

By Brian Fawcett | 2020 March 31

I didn’t know Graeme Gibson well, and for most of the time I was a member of the Writers’ Union of Canada, I didn’t like him very much. Gibson was one of the Union’s founders and in a way, remained, to the end of his life, its primary living role model (the Union’s other role…

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China’s Black Weekend

By Ian Johnson | 2019 August 24

To understand what’s happening in Hong Kong, you have to understand the Chinese Communist Party. Ian Johnson on “China’s Black Weekend.”

Guardians of the Truth? Notes on MSM

By Stan Persky | 2019 March 26

Stan Persky checks out the “guardians of the truth,” and puts in a good word for mainstream media (MSM). It’s “breaking news.”

This Year’s Question

By Stan Persky | 2019 February 25

Can Democracy Work? asks James Miller. It’s not only this year’s question, it’s a question for the ages, from ancient Athens to the Trumpian present.

Good Country for Old Men

By John Harris | 2019 February 5

Two senior Vancouver poets, George Bowering and George Stanley, do a book together. John Harris reads and reviews.

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By Stan Persky | 2018 December 28

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David Shields - Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump

Taking the Piss out of Donald Trump

By Brian Fawcett | 2018 November 7

David Shields thinks Trump is missing an “inner life.” Brian Fawcett checks.

Dear Old Golden Rule Days

By Stan Persky | 2018 August 11

Sheldon Goldfarb’s history of student life at UBC takes us back to school.

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China’s Black Weekend

By Ian Johnson | 2019 August 24

To understand what’s happening in Hong Kong, you have to understand the Chinese Communist Party. Ian Johnson on “China’s Black Weekend.”

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By Stan Persky | 2019 June 3

The rightwing populist tsunami didn’t happen; Greens blossom; Europe fragments, pro-EU majority maintained.

Sonnet About Orpheus (Where)

By Stan Persky | 2019 May 20

Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land.

Trump Prose Poem, a.k.a. Potus Takes a Snooze

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POTUS takes a snooze.

Alexander Meiklejohn: Free Speech Theorist, Teacher, and Activist

By R. J. Rowan | 2019 January 31

Bob Rowan tells a free speech story about a too-little-known American philosopher, Alexander Meiklejohn.

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By Sidney Australia | 2019 January 17

Old Socialists, Unite. You have nothing to lose but your walkers.

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By Stan Persky | 2018 October 20

Stan Persky tries to get through the day… a day all about, well, Stan Persky.

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