I saw my first rhubarb shoot pushing its way through the gravel at the front of our Wolseley backyard parking pad this morning. I enjoy more sunlight, fewer clothes, geese heading north, and family meals in our porch.
This issue of Rhubarb has been a long time coming, but you’ll see it’s worth it. “Mennonite New Music” looks at the groundbreaking work of new music composers, from Randoph Peters’s operatic works to songwriters and performers in the band Royal Canoe. All good. MORE>
Chadwick Ginther, Tombstone Blues (Winnipeg, MB: Ravenstone, 2013). 416 pages, $16.00.
My pedestal is hitched in history. What I remember is a personal, historical memory. Words change, images contort and visceral etchings contain them, conform them to a specific, actual, descriptive point. Clouded, here I am alone, wandering at the point.