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Nicholas Birns Reviews Another English: Anglophone Poems from Around the World

This anthology’s editors are forthright about its flaws; in their introduction, Catherine Barnett and Tiphanie Yanique admit that their partition of the Anglophone world (excluding the US and UK) into seven parts is ‘woefully inadequate,’ (xiii) and that their decision to concentrate on Ghana, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Caribbean, and India left out many other regions and nations where English was natively spoken (much of this is simply reflecting the dominant biases of postcolonial study in genera).

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Nell

When she took the bandage off her mouth she found her lips in the mirror dead as doorknobs, needing to be turned but opening the locomotive of her throat only sent certain crackerjacks out. The truth when it spilled was …

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Silence

It doesn’t matter And it can’t be done. The way a wave Won’t outlast the sun. You see a word once Then it’s gone again Like wet paint drying on A wall to be knocked down. The songs are flashing …

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jeltje reviews The Moosehead Anthology X

Future Welcome: The Moosehead Anthology X edited by Todd Swift DC Books, 2005 For the 2005 (and tenth) issue of the Canadian Moosehead Anthology guest editor Todd Swift has added an X ('the X-Files aspect') to the publication's title. Although …

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Commonwealth

Not that I lied, or wasn't myself – I don't know myself enough to tell – but tried to do things with words, alter events – like the hero at the plane crash who drags the pilot from the agitated …

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Comedian C

Todd Swift is the author of three collections of poems, most recently Rue du Regard (DC Books, 2004); and an editor of five poetry anthologies, such as 100 Poets Against The War (Salt, 2003). He is the guest editor of the special section for New American Writing, 2005, on the New Canadian Poets. He is poetry editor of online journal Nthposition. Check out his blog.

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Local Girl Dies of Frostbite

Todd Swift is the author of three collections of poems, most recently Rue du Regard (DC Books, 2004); and an editor of five poetry anthologies, such as 100 Poets Against The War (Salt, 2003). He is the guest editor of the special section for New American Writing, 2005, on the New Canadian Poets. He is poetry editor of online journal Nthposition. Check out his blog.

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The Lighthouse Keeper

Todd Swift is the author of three collections of poems, most recently Rue du Regard (DC Books, 2004); and an editor of five poetry anthologies, such as 100 Poets Against The War (Salt, 2003). He is the guest editor of the special section for New American Writing, 2005, on the New Canadian Poets. He is poetry editor of online journal Nthposition. Check out his blog.

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Note to the Editor

This poem is from a much briefer series on the life of the man who invented dirigibles whose name is French, or Hungarian I think. Dietrich Katona? Please capitalize all the second and eighth letters in this section. Note that …

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Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms

All a man needs, all a man ever really gets, is one chance: the one good clean shot at the royal cunt between the eyes, the spot that can take a mind off getting in your way and make an …

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