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Chad Norman’s life of poetry

When Nova Scotian poet Chad Norman (Masstown, Learning to Settle Down) was a teenager, he and all his friends wanted to be rock stars. "I bought a Fender bass, and a MusicMaster, a beginning Fender, and a small little amp, and wanted to be a bassist,” Norman said. But the band needed someone to write their… Keep Reading

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The Atwater Poetry Project ‘tells the truth’ through poetry

Most people rarely experience poetry outside of educational contexts—an AP Literature course in high school or a mandatory poetics course taken to fulfill  requirements at university. The Atwater Poetry Project is changing that, just three metro stops from campus. Founded 14 years ago by poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei, the initiative was a joint collaboration… Keep Reading

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Metatron brings emerging writers together

Literature can be much more intimate and private than visual or performance art. But for Concordia graduate Ashley Opheim, literature is the focal point of community. Her community is self-built: An independent publishing company called Metatron, established in 2013.   When Opheim was studying creative writing at Concordia in 2012, she wondered why the literature… Keep Reading

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