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

 

What doesn’t kill you

June 23rd, 2021

In her seventh collection of poetry, Villa Negativa (Biblioasis $19.95), Sharon McCartney reflects on events such as a sibling’s death, an eating disorder, and dismal dating relationships. Described as part satire, part self-examination, McCartney uses few words and injections of humour to create deep layers of meaning. “You don’t read these poems, you feel them,” says fellow poet George Elliott Clarke. “Hammer in the head, shod foot on the throat, stiletto in the heart. It’s those combos of wild, piercing insights (or unusual but poignant images); yep, that’s what makes it good for you — or kills you, laughing.” 9781771963497

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