canadian poetry

Be warned in time, James, and remain, as I do, incomprehensible: to be great is to be misunderstood. Oscar Wilde. In her poem ‘I dwell in Possibility’ Emily Dickinson compares poetry to a house; open to those with imagination, closed to those who can’t understand. When a poet fails to hold the house door open, [...]

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Illustration by Anthony Tremmaglia. This article originally appeared in Guerilla magazine.   by Nigel Beale “I think a poet is anybody who wouldn’t call himself a poet.” — Bob Dylan If artists were trees, most would have two roots, one wrapped around a desire to connect, the other reaching out to “comprehend the incomprehensible.” Great [...]