Resistance is not Futile

For as thinking

keeps company with consciousness,

so the latter is influenced

by the contextual meaning

of words,

which determine the

composition of identity and self.

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Resistance is not Futile

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Bee Stings

The creative afterglow

sets in; I descend to

my basest mental impulses.

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Bee Stings

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The Hackers Visit the Downtown Eastside

“Well men,” said Woodgold, “time for me to split. Thanks for a job well done. I think you’ve set back gentrification in the Downtown Eastside for quite a while, and, as an added bonus, you’re all somewhat better off, too.”

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The Hackers Visit the Downtown Eastside

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Walk4Justice

A research report titled

Stolen Sisters

states that at least

600 women

have disappeared or been killed

across Canada

in the last three decades.

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Walk4Justice

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Bring Out Your Dead

We – a collective of authors delegated with the task of collecting writers’ bodies because we knew their location – had just come up to Woodgold’s garret.

We had placed his body in the back of the cart, and had carefully laid two copper coins on his eyes, one on each one.

Suddenly, he sat bolt upright and began shouting profanities at the top of his lungs.

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Bring Out Your Dead

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We Need a New Beauty

Dainty Aphrodite isn’t:

to all who seek, they are excused

and those who can’t enchant their prism

be warned, lest delicate be abused.

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We Need a New Beauty

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Down with the Tyranny of Ignorance

“Here, write down these names. George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Sinclair Lewis, Margaret Atwood. Go look and see if you can find their books in the library. In fact, see if you can find them anywhere. And here’s the thing,” he confided,” Woodgold was – at best – an obscure poet. These other writers: they were immortal! So ask yourself why you can’t find their works anymore.”

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Down with the Tyranny of Ignorance

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