<![CDATA[M.D. Dunn - Articles and Conversations]]>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 15:54:50 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[Don Ross article from Penguin Eggs Magazine, Spring 2018]]>Sat, 07 Dec 2019 18:08:39 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/don-ross-article-from-penguin-eggs-magazine-spring-2018
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<![CDATA[Your Life For Money]]>Sun, 29 Sep 2019 01:04:18 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/your-life-for-moneyWrote this after attending the first citizens meeting regarding the construction of a ferrochrome refinery in Sault Ste. Marie. 


Your Life For Money
 
Will you trade your life for money?
They say it’s just a little
bit of poison, nothing you can’t handle.
You might lose a hand, and keep the middle finger.
It will hurt a bit at first, but the pain is going to linger.
When you trade life for money.
 
            How far does the water flow?
            How deep does the poison go?
 
Will you sell your blood to vampires,
who dig up the wilds
who spread contagion building empires,
who solve their problems by writing out cheques?
They look you in the eye while they measure your neck.
When you sell blood to vampires.
 
            How far does the water flow?
            How deep does the poison go?
 
Will you trade your life for money,
to drive a big truck,
pay for your funeral, and keep pushing your luck
with the billionaires who make holes in the ground?
They got a grave dug for you when you finally fall down.
When you trade your life for money.
 
            How far does the water flow?
            How deep does the poison go?
            How far does the water flow?
            How deep does the poison go? 
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<![CDATA[April 12th, 2019]]>Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:36:48 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/april-12th-2019
For quite a few years, I wrote book reviews for the venerable _The Literary Review of Canada_. Here are links to a few that you might find interesting. 



Rumours of Glory by Bruce Cockburn

Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American
Music
by Jason Schneider

Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs by Dave Bidini

Two Books About Neil Young




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<![CDATA[March 11th, 2019]]>Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:37:29 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/march-11th-20194006954Just when I thought no had read my last book, _Even the Weapons_ (BuschekBooks, 2014), poet and editor Laura Berry from BerryPoetryBookReviews drops this generous review. Thanks, Laura. 
 https://poets.media/dunn-s-poetic-work-intoxicates
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<![CDATA[A Review of Bruce Cockburn's autobiography, Rumours of Glory]]>Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:58:48 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/a-review-of-bruce-cockburns-autobiography-rumours-of-gloryHere is a review of Bruce Cockburn's autobiography Rumours of Glory from The Literary Review of  Canada. 

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<![CDATA[Making Place: How Poetry Invents the World]]>Fri, 12 Oct 2018 19:25:48 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/making-place-how-poetry-invents-the-worldLast November, I was asked to read some poems at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Asked what to call the presentation, I chose the lofty title above. The talk looks at the influence of place on poetry and the influence poetry has on our perceptions of place. Poems can change the way we see the world, and in that way construct the world. Here is a link to the talk, if you're into that sort of thing. There are lots of poems from all three of my books and lots of stories about the poems and the places that shaped them. There is also quite a bit of heckling from a rowdy audience of word lovers. Enjoy. Making Place: How Poetry Invents the World


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<![CDATA[An Interview with Ansley Simpson, from The Rumpus]]>Thu, 12 Jul 2018 23:40:26 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/an-interview-with-ansley-simpson-from-the-rumpusHere is an interview with Toronto-based songwriter Ansley Simpson published in The Rumpus. If you don't know Ansley's music, get to know it. ]]><![CDATA[Sault Star Article on The River Lately]]>Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:42:30 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/sault-star-article-on-the-river-latelyHere is an article by Brian Kelly from The Sault Star: "The River Inspires Dunn's New CD"]]><![CDATA[Something Bigger and of Greater Value: Talking With Bruce Cockburn, from The Rumpus]]>Thu, 05 Apr 2018 04:40:07 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/something-bigger-and-of-greater-value-talking-with-bruce-cockburn-from-the-rumpusHere is something really cool. Bruce Cockburn has been a hero of mine, a hero to millions, for years and years. I've had the great honour to interview him twice. The first time was in 2015 for Canadian Dimension Magazine. The link is on this page, if you'd like to read it. The second time I interviewed Mr. Cockburn was in January, 2018. That one you can read here: THE RUMPUS/BRUCE COCKBURN]]><![CDATA[Review of Bruce Cockburn's album, _Bone on Bone_]]>Thu, 14 Sep 2017 01:07:20 GMThttp://mddunn.com/articles-and-conversations/review-of-bruce-cockburns-album-_bone-on-bone_It was very kind of Exclaim! Magazine to ask me to review Bruce Cockburn's new album. I had intended to write a longer, song-by-song review, but just have other things that need doing. For now, here is the Exclaim! review of exclaim.ca/music/article/bruce_cockburn-bone_on_bone_Bone on Bone_.]]>