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SECRET LIVES

RUMINATIONS* luddle luddle luddle my Saturday goes closing my eyes holding my nose luddle luddle ludle my Saturday goes. ~ the more I stand the taller I am backyard neighbours growing weed the more I stand the more I see/d    ~ hallucinations our topic for today never quite certain I fall to my knees

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ON ABJECTION

“I am abject, that is mortal and speaking” Powers of Horror,  An essay on Abjection,  Julia Kristeva, Columbia University Press, New York, 198 “I am abject, that is mortal and speaking”[1]  I actually met Julia Kristeva in Toronto the day the Blue Jays won the world series. Her texts, translated in to English, (I know

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DIPPING A BUCKET IN COLD WATER

I have been NO I am writing MANIFESTOS. I like to figure 5 is enough. Remember before capital letters were promoted to uppercase in keeping with the type room and styling type. Never you mind! I am up to five manifestos, would easily seem to be enough.  Listem. Breathe, Suffer, Desire, Suffer, and Love.  PERSIST

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A DOG’S LIFE

Murray Toews is a hard-working guy, devilishly modest about his talent making images. He is kind, and a good friend.  He has some invisible disabilities (oops) and something physical/biological that affects his eyebrows. We met when I was publisher of Rhubarb and he was,  first our Visual Arts Editor, then eventually conjuring images for our

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NICOLE SHIMONEK

For most of my adult life, I have wanted to work in my art on topics of pain and disability. I feel the human body is resilient while simultaneously fragile. Participating in Lookshow is an opportunity to make artwork expressing sterile health care facilities. In the sculpture, fabric shashes resonate with hospital bed sheets, scrubs

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from MY BODY IN PARTS

MY SCIATIC NERVE Clothes get on my nerves. My sciatic nerve particularly. My back is degenerate, like mortal + pestle grinding my cartilage to dust. Pinched nerves make me squeal, any belt or waistband draws the pain into my groin. Be aware of the naked man, wresting spread eagled on 400 thread count white privileged

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MURRAY TOEWS

I was fortunate enough to recruit Murray Toews as Visual Editor for Rhubarb magazine. He also contributed graphics, culminating in the 9 illustrations for each story in 9 Mennonite Stories, published by The Mennonite Literary Society in 2017. One email led another another email led to 100,000 thousand or more, and Murray bought extra storage

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HEART FELT

Grace Paley writes:  “My father had decided to teach me how to grow old. I said O.K. My children didn’t think it was such a great idea. If I knew how, they thought, I might do so too easily. No, no, I said, it’s for later, years from now. And besides, if I get it

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BUTTERFLIES IN MY HEART

  I just saws a monarch butterfly, and it’s not the only one I am likely to see this week. I’ve gone whole summers without seeing a monarch butterfly. This sighting reminded me of a poem inspired by an old friend who has just retired, Grace Paley for a reason I have forgotten at the

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wrong time

wrong time  wrong time says the doctor not time nyet says doctor Jonathan Dr Jon Kabat Zinn from the MIT Mindfulness Meditation Body Scan side one victorenns9 is just another victor to the negative power and a nod to cutting his teeth on German and erasers.             right yes there’s too much information for me

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