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Robert Alan Burns on the Canadian Curse*

Finally forty, too old at last for romantic suicide and the Yale younger Poets series, I discover to my chagrin that what I have for nearly a decade complacently mistaken for a species of interminable cookery discloses itself in the glare of mid-afternoon (so to speak) to be something less than ordinary more decrepitude.

Wobblings and Warblings

Being asked to say something about my poetry, I find the impulse to be irresponsible almost completely overpowering.

Editor's note

In this issue we are happy to feature Leigh Faulkner's fine meditative poem, "Boundaries."

With Freshness ius a Leaf

Dorothy Livesay's publication of Green Pitcher in 1928 launched a remarkable career in writing and literature.

Eric Ivan Berg (1950-1977)

People familiar with the sometimes lyric, sometimes irreverent poetry of Eric Ivan Berg have been saddened by the young poet's sudden death.

John Metcalf: A Profile

This "Profile" of John Metcalf is of course something of fiction, and you shouldn't expect anything other.

Editor's Note

Entering The Fiddlehead office is frequently embarassing. One


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