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Mossbank Canon

by (author) E.F. Dyck

Turnstone Press
Initial publish date
Jan 1982
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    Publish Date
    Jan 1982
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A long poem in sixty-four hexameters, following the parallel lives of Mao Tse Tung and Jong, a Chinese immigrant to rural Saskatechewan. Using a fugal form, Dyck intertwines the I Ching, the history of revolutionary China and immigrant life. "The December sun shone on banners waving / in Kwantung province a mother bore Jong / Banners blown : blown by the wind / Dark was the mountain: overcast in the north / in Human province : when Mao was born / a red star gleamed in the dark red north."

About the author

E. F. Dyck was writer-in-residence with the Festival of Words (Moose Jaw). In 2011-012, directed a "Writing for Your Life Program" for CMHA(SK). He currently edits TRANSITION, a magazine for, by, and about persons with lived experience of mental illness.

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