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Poetry Friday: "Tell Me How" by Daniel Scott Tysdal

For Poetry Friday, instead of an Easter-themed poem (as you might expect), we're going with a different occasion. A fauxccasion, actually.

In his collection Fauxccasional PoemsDaniel Scott Tysdal commemorates events that never occurred. Each poem is a tribute to such a fictional event, such as today's poem, "Tell Me How."

Reached via social media, Tysdal recalls the thought process behind this fauxcassional ode to Buddy Holly:

This is actually one of the few poems in Fauxccasional Poems that did not start as a fauxccasional poem. At the time I wrote it, my wife was living in Iowa City for a post-doc. On my way to visit her after months apart, this little boy on the flight exclaimed, "It's magic," sparking this poem for the love of my life. I wanted to include it in the book, but, since I had already included a love poem dedicated to my wife, I needed to give this one a "faux" frame. I went with the Buddy Holly angle because I really just liked the idea of him surviving.

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Goose Lane Editions Garners Four ReLit Nominations

Continuing a tradition of highlighting the best and brightest offerings of Canadian independent presses, the long shortlists for the 2016 ReLit Awards were announced this week. Titles from Goose Lane Editions, Canada’s oldest independent publisher, were named to the long shortlists in all three categories of the award.
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