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AN ABJECT ALPHABET

IN THE TIME ZONE began its life as a coalescing container for several different writing and media arts projects, moving all forward in time. As someone with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder I have long been driven by the alphabet. I had written an initial “Abject Alphabet” in the 80s, with many letters of the alphabet published

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IMAGINARY CONVERSATION

    Bruise You see this bruise? The one on your leg? Yeah that’s the one just underneath my birthmark. What about it? I got that skiing downhill at Innsbruck. You’ve never been to Innsbruck! You don’t even know how to ski. You try to convince my bruise of that! Where else do you think

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A NEW TO ME SOUP I MADE YESTERDAY

ROASTED RED PEPPER TOMATO SOUP This is a soup I have been wanting to make for years, ever since Hermano’s in Winnipeg was out of reach. Sometimes Safeway/Sobey’s had one, but but yes, time to make my own. STEPS TO TOMATO SOUP ECSTACY  Halve 3 perfect bright to darkening red red bell peppers, take out

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Telling It Like It Is (some nights)

BEDTIME ACCOMMODATIONS Shrink sock on my stump glasses on the night table gauntlets on my wrists and forearms mouth open meds riding the water slide of my throat mouth-guard so I don’t grind all night. Richard Hines Photo There I said said, a diaper around my bottom like the cartoon of a New Year’s baby

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ROUTINES by Tom Wayman

ROUTINES by Tom Wayman, read by Victor Enns, with permission  

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STARTING AGAIN by Tom Wayman

By Tom Wayman, with permission read by Victor Enns Photo Credit: Jeremy Addington  Canadian Poetry Online  

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Body & Soul

I’m listening to Chris Potter’s version of “Body & Soul,” first given life on October 11th 1939, by Coleman Hawkins whose improvised solo comprised most of the 3:00 minute take, soon to be a hit. That’s right! The first jazz hit, still released on a 78rpm disk. Unheard of! Two music books arrived yesterday including

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New Year’s Eve 2020

“Wait Now” written and read by Victor Enns New Years Eve 2020

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FOR THE YEAR THAT WAS

Published today in Jerry Jazz Musician (Online, Portland Oregon)  in response to a quick call for a piece of music and some words about how it helped get us through 2020. THERE IS TOO MUCH DEATH A new poem by Victor Enns Time does not care whether it’s Covid-19 Or covert militias that kill, funerals

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A DIALOGUE

God writing the Bible As told to Nebbish the first Phoenician God was sure he had a book in him. He wanted advice, in moments of self doubt he felt like an imposter, and needed reassurance and some help with his selling um spelling  and grammar.  They were very new. God:                    Hey Nebbish, come

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