Remembering Canadian poet Irving Layton, a century after his birth

“For me, that is what literature is all about, what poetry is all about: to waken people’s consciousnesses, to make them aware of the dark abysses in their own souls.” It’s been more than six years since Irving Layton passed away at the age of 93. As the Toronto Star‘s Martin Knelman noted on Tuesday, […]

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Canada’s dailies remember Jack

Canada is in mourning today, and tributes to Jack Layton are on the cover of every daily newspaper. The reaction from journalists across the country has been marked by reverence for the man and unmitigated grief (well, with a couple exceptions). Thanks to’s front page gallery.

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