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Cover of issue #220

Current Issue: #220 Tracking CanLit (Spring 2014)

Canadian Literature’s Issue 220 (Spring 2014) is now available. The issue features a wide range of articles and book reviews as well as a selection of new Canadian poetry.

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 2014), Asian Canadian Writing. (pg. 155)

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