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April is poetry month. If “April is the cruelest month,” as T. S. Eliot said in his poem ‘The Wasteland,” it is appropriate that we observe April as also Civil War History Month.…


Posted on May 22, 2010 at 2:29pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:57am on May 16, 2011, Nancy Werking Poling said…


I'm organizing an authors' table at Black Mountain's tailgate market. My idea is that we wouldn't all have to participate every week.


Are you interested? I'm hoping to set up at meeting for participants soon.


Contact me at


Nancy Poling


At 4:34pm on May 22, 2010, Rob Neufeld said…
David, my email is Contact me there and I'll give you some info. Thanks! I'm glad you have a couple of upcoming events. I can tie in.
At 1:04pm on May 22, 2010, Kathryn Magendie said…
David! I'm so glad you took my suggestion to come here as a member! *smiling* - it's a great place to be!
At 1:00pm on May 22, 2010, Rob Neufeld said…
David, it's great to see you here. I need to contact U. of T. Press and get a copy of your new book to review. Thanks for making yourself part of our books and heritage community.

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