Death and Dying in Canadian Short Fiction and Poetry

The poems and short stories in this collection explore the themes of death and dying from a variety of perspectives. Themes include coping with the death of a parent as in Shut up You’re Pretty and On Not Losing my Father’s Ashes in the Flood, how a community copes with the loss of a member, the role of the eulogy in The Last Word and the death of everyone and everything as in Has the World Ended Yet. More readings will be added to this collection in the future.  You can include readings from this collection in your custom coursepack along with any other readings on the site.

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From: On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood

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On Not Losing My Father’s Ashes in the Flood – A Poem in the Arms of Tyrannosaurus Rex – Gone – This Son of York – The World Made New – Slinky – Now is … 19 $1.90 Add
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Has The World Ended Yet?

From: Has The World Ended Yet?

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Titan wakes up one morning to find that angels are falling from the sky and the world is ending around him. What is there for a retired superhero to do? 14 $1.40 Add
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From: Disintegrate/Dissociate

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Prelude — Dear White, Cis Men — D/REAM ME — Arsonist — Prairie Beneficiary — Not That Girl 9 $0.90 Add
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Prologue

From: The Last Word

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Introduces the reader to the themes of death explored in this book. 4 $0.40 Add
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Tits for Cigs

From: Shut Up You're Pretty

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The narrator describes her childhood and her relationship with her friend Jolie. 6 $0.60 Add