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Derek Simons


This poem was inspired by long commutes I endured while holding a visiting lectureship in a neighbouring city. It explores the fine-grained tendrils of fascism in our everyday lives.

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Derek Simons

Derek Simons recently completed his Ph.D. at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. His writing has appeared in Car Troubles (Ashgate: Burlington Vermont, 2009) and Unfinished Business (Vancouver: Presentation House Gallery and West Coast Line, 2005), among other collections. He also works in non-profit real estate development.