Eaton Hamilton

the problem with being trans is cis people. The problem with being queer is straight people. The problem with being disabled is abled people. The problem with being Black is white people. In other words, prejudice.

Tag: water

Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme: Women and Water

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Water, its cleanliness and control, is one of the world’s most pressing problems. As climate change continues to wreak its havoc, water will become the most disputed and valuable resource. But where are we now? In Canada, with its generous supplies of water, a deplorable number of First Nations are still without water security. In more dry geographies, things are dire. In this collection of works from the long-lived Canadian Woman Studies, the discussion is all about water and the recognition of it as the source of life.

I am honoured to join my poem, E. Coli, Walkerton, with the voices of talented poets in protest and celebration of water.


3 poems

3 poems

Poems–it’s a good feeling

Today I found an old file with numerous unfinished poems in it, and I was able to rescue three of them.  One about the water crisis in Walkerton, ON, and the other two about sex in long term marriages.  It is really satisfying to come across something salvageable like that.  Playing around with them made me think both about contaminated water and contaminated marriages, and realize how dependent we are on maintaining the health of both.

I don’t have a history of rescuing old works, so this feels good.


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