The news that Canadian poet Sheri-D Wilson is coming to Nanaimo usually leads to one of two reactions: utter excitement at the chance to work with her, or a puzzled look combined with a politely uttered, “who?”
With roots in Calgary,…
Identity is a prominent theme in modern art and scholarship. Who are we as individuals in this globalized, rapidly changing world? For Dr. Sonnet L’Abbé of the VIU Creative Writing Department, contemplating her black identity and settler…
I first fell in love at eleven years old
and felt the heartache down to my marrow.
Free-falling, unaware, drowning in bliss;
I didn’t see the noose till I was over the cliff.
The first day of school was when we met.
She liked Pulp…
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
Was he pushed or did he jump?
Thus began the murder hunt.
Little Miss Muffet had been nearby.
They found traces of curds and whey,
Incy Wincy Spider had sat down beside…