GLS Journal: Letters from the Pandemic

Letters from the Pandemic: Welcome

Letters from the Pandemic by Sasha Colby * Editor’s note: we are pleased to introduce Letters from the Pandemic: A 30th Anniversary Commemorative Public Writing Project of the Graduate Liberal Studies Program of Simon Fraser University (SFU). Sasha Colby, Director of Graduate Liberal Studies, provides an introduction (below) to the Pandemic Letters project. The letters…
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1462 Graduate Liberal Studies by Zoom

Act II: GLS goes live by Sasha Colby * The SFU M.A. in Graduate Liberal Studies Program is a part-time, interdisciplinary exploration of the foundational values that have shaped our culture and the currents and ideas that challenge the status quo. Beginning this September, the M.A. will be offered online: a small, diverse group of…
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1406 Trauma, detox, paradox

Antonyms for Daughter by Jenny Boychuk Montréal: Véhicule Press, 2021 $17.95 / 9781550655810 Reviewed by Jane Frankish * This collection of poetry from Jenny Boychuk presents the familiar sentiments of mother and daughter bonding but it also bears traumatic talons which seem to reach in and pierce that bond. I was particularly struck by the…
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Letters from the Pandemic 29: Papyrus

Papyrus by Diane McGee * Spring… Too long… Gongula… — “Papyrus,” by Ezra Pound [1] Look: the ellipses speak. They shout, in fact, insistent. I see now; Covid has really improved my vision. It’s always been about the ellipses, never about the stated. Context confers definition, words are just vacant containers. Read or hear them, though,…
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