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Current Issue: #223 Agency & Affect (Winter 2014)

Canadian Literature's Issue 223 (Winter 2014), Agency & Affect, is now available. The issue features articles by Ranbir K. Banwait, Paul Huebener, Lisa Marchi, Veronica Austen, and Andrea Beverley, as well as an interview with Laurence Hill by Kerry Lappin-Fortin, along with new Canadian poetry and book reviews.

Driving, Accidental, West

by Robert Kroetsch

1

the shaped infinity
to hammer home

help, and the wild geese
heading south

and every way and
which, confuse

the fall of light
the fatal peen

how, and the commonest
crow or sparrow

speak the pale
or sensing moon

2

accelerate, the swan
sing, or eloquent as

antelope, the crisp
rejoinder of the duck's

quack to the deer's
leap, and, even then

even, a static dream
twitter and acquit

the kill, wait, for
and the nasty snow

fall, fall and for
tonight, only, dream

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"Driving, Accidental, West" originally appeared in Canadian Literature #90: The Art of Autobiography (Autumn 1981)

MLA: Kroetsch, Robert. CanLit Poets: "Driving, Accidental, West" by Robert Kroetsch. canlit.ca. Canadian Literature, 12 Mar. 2009. Web. 1 Sept. 2015.

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