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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.

Nothing is Perfect the First Time

by Randal Chin

Nothing is perfect the first time.
Before the sewing needle had an eye,
it had a hook of many styles.
What then was the sock puppet?
A hat puppet, a glove puppet,
an underwear puppet,
and a jock-strap puppet.
Canada had the tuque puppet,
but the Americans—
they loved their tube socks.

This poem originally appeared in Canadian Literature #163 (Winter 2015), Asian Canadian Writing. (pg. 155)

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