Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY


Arleen Paré

December 19th, 2023

Through deft poetics and documentary pieces, reminiscent of C.D. Wright’s style, Arleen Paré explores the poignant, shortened life of A., her Brazilian, adopted niece in her latest title, Absence of Wings (Caitlin Press $20.00). Paré becomes a witness and emotionally immersed herself in A.’s journey with multiple mental health diagnoses. The work seamlessly combines fact and fiction, poetry and prose, portraying the intimate family sphere and the broader public and political contexts. This deeply emotional narrative constantly grapples with the crucial question of the world’s vulnerable children, providing a heartfelt and multidimensional exploration of A.’s life and legacy. 9781773861234

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