Category: The Writing Moment

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The Crier Presents: The Writing Moment

by Daniel Scott Tydsal

Editor’s Note: In an effort to help us expand our audience and revenue streams, this thrilling third instalment of The Writing Moment (poems by the first winners, Gary Barwin, A.G. Pasquella, Maggie Thistle, and Munira Fatehi, can be found here), teams The Town Crier up with the Las “Expanding Art” Vegas Experience,

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The Writing Moment

by Kris Bone

This past Sunday afternoon, an unusual cross-section of Toronto’s writing community gathered at Little Italy’s Bar Italia for an unusual book launch. Up on the bar’s second floor, what was being launched wasn’t a new chapbook or novel, but in fact a new poetry textbook, The Writing Moment,

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The Crier Presents: The Writing Moment

by Daniel Scott Tydsal

The current North American political climate teaches us essential lessons about poetry, particularly in terms of how and what political power seeks to know. In their respective relationships to knowledge, Barack Obama and Stephen Harper model the two most basic approaches to the world that we can take in our poetry: we can work to make the strange familiar,

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A Rob Ford Skin-Trampoline

by Daniel Scott Tydsal

Thank you to everyone who entered the Town Crier’s first Writing Moment Poetry Contest. We are pleased to announce our winners. To learn more about the contest, and to try out the prompts the poets responded to, click here. And stay tuned for news on contest number two.

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The Crier Presents: The Writing Moment

by Daniel Scott Tysdal

“In that moment, poetry will be made by everyone,”

—Chris Marker

In the final moments of his best film, Sans Soleil, Chris Marker points us to an imagined poetry-rich future, an instant in which, as he puts it, “poetry will be made by everyone.” This line really hit me,