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CANARY: A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis | Issue Number 22, Fall 2013

Monday, September 30th, 2013


Issue Number 22, Fall 2013

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A Literary Journal of the Environmental Crisis

Canary is a literary journal that explores one’s engagement with the natural world. It is based on the premise that the literary arts can provide an understanding that humans are part of an integrated system. Our theme is the environmental crisis and the losses of species and habitat as a result of this ongoing disaster. Our mission is to deepen awareness of the environment and enrich the well-being of the individual and in turn society as a whole.

Gail Entrekin

Editor, Gail Entrekin

Published by Hip Pocket Press
Managing Editor, Charles Entrekin
Art Editor, Carol White

All work reprinted by permission of authors

“Our Society is like an heir to a fortune who is also an alcoholic. He drinks his way through each day, but he can’t go on forever. There are only three possible outcomes: he’ll drink himself to death, he’ll run out of money, or he’ll sober up.”
John Elder (from The Sun, June 2013)

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DMQ REVIEW | Fall 2013 | Sally Ashton, Editor in Chief

Monday, September 30th, 2013


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DMQ Review is pleased to announce the release of its Fall 2013 issue featuring the poetry of Nin Andrews, Janet Hagelgans, Kim Hamilton, David James, Francis LaChapelle, Shivani Mehta, Roger Pfingston, Peter Picetti, Adam Scheffler, Sarah Sloat, Nathan Stabenfeldt and Charles Wyatt, with artwork by Anna Oneglia.

In collaboration with Peter Davis, editor of Poet’s Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets On Books That Shaped Their Art, Volumes I & II, the DMQ Review is also pleased to present the Bookshelf essay and poems of Lisa Jarnot, our “Featured Poet,” from the Archives.

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Editor in Chief
Sally Ashton

Marjorie Manwaring

Associate Editors
W. Todd Kaneko, Arlene Kim, Anne M. Doe Overstreet

Poet’s Bookshelf Editor
Peter Davis


Al Young Breaks Free in HD at the 2010 Watershed Festival

Friday, September 20th, 2013


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Al Young ‘Live’

California’s poet laureate emeritus reads, recites, croons and sings him some poetry and blues with Barry Finnerty’s Jazz Roots Trio at Berkeley’s 2010 Watershed Festival | October 7, 2010

The full 22-minute set

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Published on Sep 5, 2013

“I have part of this in higher definition on this site. This is fairly high defintition. Al Young was a while back awarded poet laureate of California.”John Rhodes (poet-videographer who filmed this 22-minute set in HD)


Wayne State University Students and Staff Oppose Sell-Off of Detroit Institute of Arts’ Prized Collections

Friday, September 20th, 2013


Video: Wayne State University students and staff oppose selloff of DIA art

By James Brewer and Lawrence Porter
20 September 2013

WSU Video vs. DIA Sell-Off

In this video, students and staff at Detroit’s Wayne State University speak against the selloff of artworks at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr is considering forcing the sale of the prized collection of the DIA in order to pay off financial creditors.


PLAYBOY: The Complete Playmate Index, or Mother Data Base

Friday, September 6th, 2013


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60th Anniversary

“The word-nerd writer in me has never forgotten that it was Playboy’s Hugh Hefner who in 1949 coined and minted the term ‘lifestyle,’ a concept now indispensible to speakers of English.”
— Al Young


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PLAYBOY | Maiden Issue, December 1953


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The Complete Playmate Index (or Mother Data Base) by Name


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Hugh Hefner: The Ultimate Lifestyle Entrepreneur 
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Helen Thomas Interview Playboy 2011
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Click here to read the late White House press corps journalist Helen Thomas’ full April 2011 Playboy interview with David Hochman