Category Archives: World War One

Vimy 1917-2017

Today marks the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of Vimy Ridge (April 9-12, 1917). The Allied victory cost the lives of 3600 Canadians (along with, lest we forget, an unknown, but no doubt horrifyingly high number of Germans). … Continue reading

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Teaching English Literature Through Comics – In Flanders Fields at Collège Anna de Noailles

One of the most rewarding aspects of creating poetry comics for me is hearing from teachers all around the world, from Armenia to the Philippines to Spain to right here in Montreal, that are using my work as a learning … Continue reading

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Ungaretti’s Dead Comrade Identified? – An Article by Mario Colombo

One hundred years ago today, on the 23rd of December, 1915, Giuseppe Ungaretti wrote what would become one of the most famous Italian poems of the First World War,  the very short but infinitely moving “Veglia” (“Vigil”). The 27-year-old poet … Continue reading

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“In Flanders Field” by John McCrae (1915)

In honour of Remembrance Day, I am reposting my adaptation into comics of “In Flanders Fields) the famous WWI poem by John McCrae. The poem was originally created as part of my residency at the Victoria University of Wellington in … Continue reading

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“Sono una creatura” di Giuseppe Ungaretti (versione originale)

Last year, I created a comics adaptation of a translation of “Sono una creatura,” an Italian WWI poem by Giuseppe Ungaretti (1888-1970). The translation, titled “I Am a Creature” was done by Dr. Marco Sonzogni and Dr. Ross Woods of … Continue reading

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“In Flanders Fields” in The Four Quarters Magazine

I am honoured to have my recent adaptation of John McCrae’s iconic WWI poem, “In Flanders Fields” (1915), featured in the newest issue of The Four Quarters Magazine, an online literary magazine based in India: http://tfqm.org/

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“Entrenchments 2015” – Daily Drawings and an Interview with Radio New Zealand

For the past four weeks I have been in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand, where I have the extraordinary privilege of participating in “Entrenchments 2015”, a commemorative project at Victoria University of Wellington. “Entrenchments” is an initiative of Dr. Marco Sonzogni, … Continue reading

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