Pearson's diplomacy throughout the Suez Crisis launched a bold experiment in international security and cemented Canada's reputation as “a moderate, mediatory, middle power.” and yet, until now, no one has told the full story of how this Canadian diplomat led the world back from the brink of war.
In Fauxccasional Poems Daniel Scott Tysdal imagines himself into poetic voices not his own, writing to commemorate events that never occurred, for the posterity of alternative universes — and the delight of our own.
In dozens of countries, ordinary citizens have cause to worry about what (or how much) will come out of their taps — if they even have taps — and who will make sure it is available, affordable, and safe.
Playful, dense, and brilliantly executed in line with a variety of well-established (and difficult!) poetic forms, it’s as easy to read Tysdal’s work as a master craftsman’s homage to poetry as it has always been.