Having brought the first billiard table
up the Caribou Trail it was nothing
to be the first poet, with her hat boxes
and voluminous underclothes.
It was nothing to stand upon that billiard table
and recite dramatic tales of a country
that was taking shape before her eyes …

Poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Peter Unwin is the author of numerous books, including the novel Searching for Petronius Totem and the story collection Life Without Death, shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. His latest novel, Written in Stone, and his new poetry collection, The Infinite Park, were recently released by Cormorant Books. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters. He is a member of PEN Canada.


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