Category Archives: Poetry and Novels

“Dear God. I am so lonely.” A response to Doug Coupland

Like 465,000 other people, I follow Douglas Coupland on Twitter. I like his writing. He remains best known for his first novel Generation X (1991), and I figure I have read at least seven of his novels and non-fiction works. … Continue reading

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Dublin by Stephen James Smith

I recently went to Dublin to meet up with my son and to participate in Bloomsday 2016. One of the Bloomsday events was a three hour reading of excerpts of Ulysses in Temple Bar Square by a variety of actors, … Continue reading

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A Few Thoughts on David Bowie

As someone who spent his adolescence in the 1970s, David Bowie (1947-2016) was unavoidable. My brothers brought his album Hunky Dory into the house and I listened to it repeatedly. Bowie made it big in Canada well before he had … Continue reading

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