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A Column by J. S. Porter

Essays & Reviews by J. S. Porter, Hamilton, Ontario
featured in issues of Dialogue Magazine

How to Build a Book (for Kaizen) 
Notes toward Building, and never Finishing, a Little Book on Intimacy,
p. 42 in the Summer 2017 Edition, Vol. 30, No. 4

Book Review: of Dennis Lee's Heart Residence: Collected Poems 1967-2017 (Toronto: Anansi, 2017), p. 43 in the Summer 2017 Edition, Vol. 30, No. 4

Animals (for Marshall)
p. 43 in the Spring 2017 Edition, Vol. 30, No. 3

Falling in Love with Paul Cézanne
Book Review of Susan McCaslin's Painter, Poet, Mountain: After

Cézanne, p.18, in Vol. 30, No.2, Winter 2016-17

A Book Review : B.W. Powe’s “Decoding Dust”
[Seattle, WA: NeoPoiesis Press, June 14, 2016],
p.19 in Vol. 30, No. 2, Winter 2016-17

Introducing Thomas Merton (1915-68)
p.73 in Vol. 30, No. 1, Autumn 2016

p.29 in Vol. 29, No. 4, Summer 2016

p.11 in Vol. 29, No. 3, Spring 2016

Book Review: Thoughts on In the Beginning Was Love:
Contemplative Words of Robert Lax
, (Edited with an Introduction by S.T. Georgiou, Springfield, Illinois: Templegate Publishers, 2015).
p.12 in Vol. 29, No. 3, Spring 2016

Voice - as a pathway to intimacy
p. 42 in Vol. 29, No. 2, Winter 2015-16

Joy - a poem
in Vol. 29, No. 2, Winter 2015-16

An Open Letter to the Prime Minister
p.8 in Vol. 29, No. 1, Autumn 2015

a chapbook, a micro press, a poem
p.41 in Vol. 29, No. 1, Autumn 2015

Where Seas and Fables Meet:  Parables, Aphorisms, Fragments, Thought, by B. W. Powe -  reviewed by J.S. Porter

p. 31, in the Summer 2015 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 4

A performance artist, drawing, wood, stone & music
- an exploration of degrees of intimacy,

p. 30, in the Summer 2015 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 4

A lake, a movie, a mountain, a poem
p. 18, in the Spring 2015 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 3

Making Lists: Arnold Lobel, Susan Sontag, my wife and me
p. 34, in the Winter 2014-15 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 2

Two Playful Performers on the Page: 
- John Robert Colombo and Northrop Frye in
The Northrop Frye Quote Book, reviewed by J. S. Porter
p. 33, in the Winter 2014-15 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 2

Apocalypse and Alchemy
- On B.W. Powe’s Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye: Apocalypse and Alchemy (Toronto: University of Toronto, 2014),
p. 30, in the Autumn 2014 Edition, Vol. 28, No. 1

The Poet & the Philosopher: Dennis Lee & George Grant,
p. 38, in the Summer 2014 Edition, Vol. 27, No. 4

Why Grant matters
- George Grant and a few haunting sentences,
p. 15, in the Spring 2014 Edition, Vol. 27, No.3

Sarah Hall's Stained Glass
- An Aesthetic and Ecological Marvel
p. 10, in the Winter Edition (2013-14), Vol. 27, No. 2

My friend Susan McCaslin, poet and activist
- Susan's Han Shan Poetry Project

p. 9, in the Autumn 2013 Edition, Vol. 27, No. 1

"When you meet a great poet, rush out to the garden and drive a stake into the ground..."
p. 35, in Vol. 26, No. 6, May-June 2013

"My Dylan" - about my black, flat-coated retriever...
p.59, in Dialogue, Vol. 28, No. 5, March-April 2013

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