Wednesday, January 19, 2005

"'Generally, their eyeballs roll up in the air when I say I'm a poet, I write poetry," said Halfe. "I keep hooking them by telling them poetry is a short form of story-telling. "I tell them it's about the recovery of people from the impact of colonization, and it's done in story form. "What I have found with my interaction with the public is they find themselves in those stories.'"( The StarPhoenix|Getting the word out New poet laureate ready to offer unique form of communication)

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:: note :: . . . a courageous decision . . . a paradoxical voice . . . small, simple, hugely haunting in specificity, touching the universal . . .