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Posts by Katia Grubisic

For Love of Tango

Victor Simon is leaning on a weathered veranda looking out over a field of clover, somewhere in the lost rural patchwork between Quebec City and Montreal.…

A Pole, A Croat, and a Gay Guy…

Outside, the conversation continues. It is the kind of day when everybody seems to have spent the winter procreating and getting better looking. The sparrows have been practicing indoors for months in a warehouse in Mirabel.

Peut-être le destin

Anglo poet friends, I have disclaimers: it is late, much prose and verse has swooped in the ten-dollar-beer swill under the bar bridge, and the English-language contemporary Canadian poet parallels I offer to these Noroît poets are superficial impressions rather than in-depth anythings. But you should read their work, and purchase it, and probably buy them a beer, sawbucker or otherwise.

Dear Prometheus

What have you done for us lately? I’ve been thinking about you since I was at your hearing last week, at the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal.…

Now The Once

The come-from-away doctor in a Newfoundland hamlet finds this “the oddest expression he’d learned on the shore. Now the once. The present twined with the past…