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  • Posted on: 8 September 2014
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A cento composed of second lines borrowed from 25 poems, Dalton’s poem conveys a sense of gossip and pointless human pursuits. The second stanza suggests that when nothing is left of possibilities and one’s mate has flown, one might “Open a restaurant. Or practise medicine. // Go into the suburbs and never come out again.” Mary Dalton is a poet and educator with an interest in the changes in Newfoundland and Labrador post-confederation (1949).

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Véhicule Press
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Hooking
Year of Publication: 
2013