Randy Lundy’s new poetry delves more than ever into male relationships

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Men are often taught to hide their vulnerability, and often “take out our own frustrations on those who are more vulnerable than we are.”

He says all men should be required to take a poetry class.

From Saskatoon, Lundy moved to southern Saskatchewan for a teaching position at the Saskatchewan Indian Federated College (precursor to First Nations University) in Regina.

He has spent much of the past two decades living in Pense with his dogs — where, at night, it’s “dead quiet except for the coyotes.”

He’s preparing to move again for work, to teach creative writing and Indigenous literature and storytelling as a University of Toronto assistant professor.

“Going from a town of 500 people to the largest city in the country is a bit unnerving and unwelcomed,” he said, another big laugh.

As every place he has lived creeps into his poems, he anticipates Toronto will too.

“People ask me what I write about and it’s often whatever I happen to be looking at; whatever I happen to be seeing in my life, that’s what I write about.”

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