I was so pleased to hear yesterday that The New Quarterly re-released my WWI poem, “English Channel” from Issue 131 – War: An Uphill Battle, in honour of Remembrance Day. It’s a poem that is very near to my heart, as it arrived on the heels of a dream I had about family members caught in World War I. The dream was so vivid and scary that I immediately got out of bed to write it down. I can’t imagine the experience of families who have loved ones in war torn areas, though I have several who grew up with air raid sirens as part of their daily experience. I know, growing up in Canada, that my life has been immeasurably lucky. Every day it’s worth being grateful for the many sacrifices that have brought peace.
Thanks for reading, LB
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