Published on Mondays, with columns by Artists and Writers. Published since 2002, an Ocean and Pounds publication


by Fiona Smyth

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OCEANPOUNDS online exhibition
"Crystal Mountains" Drawings by FIONA SMYTH
Nov 1-14, 2020 (15% OFF for online exhibits, offer valid through Nov 14)



Caffeine Reveries
by Shelley Savor

It Got Cold Very Abruptly

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Poem a Week
by Gary Michael Dault



              lark of the stage

hatpin of the Commedia

dell' Arte

rubber ball

bouncing over the ditches
of ordinary days

you live
under the moon

and over water

                   wily and merciless

as a seagull



by Kai Chan

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by Cem Turgay



Located on the second floor of an art space, INDEXG Bed and Breakfast has 4 guest rooms, all with ensuite bathroom. Since 2008, INDEXG B&B have served curators, artists, art-admirers, collectors and professionals from different cities visiting and working in Toronto.

50 Gladstone Ave, Toronto


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coda (work year 2020) by Lee Ka-sing / Seeing coda, written by Holly Lee


Some Trees
by Malgorzata Wolak Dault


Number 46

Forget the tube of bark,
Alliterative leaves,
Tenacious like a hand,
Gnarled rootage in the dark
Interior of land.

Bright incidental bird
Whose melody is fanned
Among the bundled sheaves,
Wild spool of the winding word,
Reject: and let there be
Only tree.

--From Stanley Kunitz, "Very Tree" in The Collected Poems (New York: W.W. Norton & Co.,  2000), p. 31.

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Travelling Palm Snapshots
by Tamara Chatterjee

Mexico (October, 2017) – Bewildered in another world semblance of fantasy, we wandered around dazed by delightful encounters. Celebrating Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca is magically memorable, each year the reveries of that brief interlude comes streaming back. I've come to adopt the occasion to reminisce about those long past.

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From the Notebooks (2010-2020)
by Gary Michael Dault

From the Notebooks, 2010-2020.
Number 57: Tulip (October 18, 2020)

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The Photograph
coordinated by Kamelia Pezeshki

Untitled by Arad Mehdi Agahi

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The Raw and the Cooked, MYTHOLOGIQUES
(A column on the culture of eating and cooking)


Cathay Pacific inflight lunch menu
by Holly Lee

Among our piles of old assignments commissioned by clients in the eighties, I was somewhat taken aback to rediscover this interesting inflight menu. A history so recent, yet inseparably linked personal occupation to a golden era that embracing all things creative: art, food, culture, commerce, leisure, and all that make the pleasure of Flying, at the moment, increasingly a distant memory.

I share this distant memory with Ka-sing, because he is the photographer who created three of the six cover shots for this set of inflight menus. The Design company PPA approached him to produce three shots in their 1989 Cathay Pacific's autumn menus: Al Dente, Le Pain Quotidien and East 42nd Street, all commissioned to recognize, respectively the contribution of Executive Chef to the President of Italy, of France and of the White House. In the inside cover of the menu appeared these texts: In 1986 Cathay Pacific began an association with Club des Chefs des Chef (Chefs to the Heads of State). Since then culinary ideas from the high tables of state have spread quickly to the high tables of our inflight cuisine. In the CCC website, there is this motto: If politics divides people, a good table always gathers them.

Delicious, fine taste, it was a first class menu, and in most cases, where we sat would be in another cramming cabin, right next to it behind the velvet curtain.

The Raw and the Cooked, MYTHOLOGIQUES is a new column on the culture of eating and cooking, with contributions by various authors. The column name is borrowed from the title of a book by Claude Levi-Strauss. It is spontaneous, a little amusing but serious at the same time.



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