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Week 13 Atwood, Raj Pal, and the end of term

December 3rd, 2012 18 Comments

So be sure to have finished the material in the course pack as we’ll be looking at that this term and get those blog comments in! For those who weren’t in class on Thursday, take the time to review the submission guidelines and remember that only material that has been posted to this blog can […]

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Week 11 Wah

November 18th, 2012 11 Comments

On Thursday the 15th, our class got an amazing opportunity to see Canada’s Poet Laureate, Fred Wah, perform his work. Knowing that we’re currently reading his book _Waiting for Saskatchewan_, Prof. Wah actually read a number of pieces from that book and gave a shout out to our class. It is unfortunate that so few […]

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Week 10: Wah’s _Waiting for Saskatchewan_

November 12th, 2012 14 Comments

Wah’s book shifts gears in many ways: what are some of them and how do they affect your reading of the text? Don’t forget that Fred Wah will be performing at the “Poem of the Season” event this Thursday at Pages Books in Kensington, and you can come see Canada’s Poet Laureate in person (and […]

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From Brandt to Wah

November 5th, 2012 14 Comments

We keep moving west; this week shifting from Di Brandt to Fred Wah’s _Waiting for Saskatchewan_.

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Week 7 Readings, Brand and Brandt

October 22nd, 2012 18 Comments

Often mistaken because of the similarities of their names, these poets identify with quite different groups in Canada and beyond – what do their books tell you about those groups, those identities?

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