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Jonathan Ball

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Jonathan Ball is the author of three books: Ex Machina (BookThug, 2009), Clockfire (Coach House Books, 2010), and The Politics of Knives (Coach House Books, 2012). He also wrote the academic monograph John Paizs's Crime Wave (University of Toronto Press, 2014) about the cult film classic, and co-edited (with Ryan Fitzpatrick) Why Poetry Sucks: Humorous Experimental Canadian Poetry (Insomniac, 2014). He holds a PhD from the University of Calgary, with focuses in Canadian Literature and Creative Writing. He is the former Managing Editor of Dandelion magazine, the former film/video section editor at Filling Station, and the former short films programmer for the Gimli Film Festival. He writes the humour column Haiku Horoscopes (http://www.haiku ...more

It is time for a Canadian poem

For a poem that will express what it means to be Canadian

We all felt that the time was coming

And now the time has come


As you read the Canadian poem

Think of how it feels to be Canadian

How does it feel? It was hard to express

Before we had the poem


Now the poem has come to us

Now the poem has come across the prairie with its teeth

Its teeth are ready for us

To us comes th...

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Clockfire

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The Politics of Knives

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Ex Machina

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Why Poetry Sucks

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Someone struggles

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