Publication Year

II. The Sweet Especial


From: The Most Charming Creatures


Morethan, After “Gute Nacht” from Winterreisse by Wilhelm Müller, Names of the Hare, Weather Report, The Sweet Especial, CanLit Fires, John Clare Ghazal, The Softiad, Haiku, Skylark, Thrill Ride, The Ship of Theseus, Spoons, Brainsnail, Rain, Something Else, Autobiography of the Other, TV Is Full, Higher States, Creation, Five Translations about Death, Baby, Magic, Thinking birds, Sheer Plod, Armadillo Sandwich, and Loss.



Gary Barwin

The bestselling author of 26 books of fiction and poetry, Gary Barwin has won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour, the Canadian Jewish Literary Award, and has been a finalist for the Governor General’s Award and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. He lives in Hamilton, ON.