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David O'Meara's Pretty Sight

PrettySightCover.jpgThe question of "is everything changed, or the same?" permeates a lot of poet David O'Meara's work in A Pretty Sight; and in particular, whether or not art is changed even when other hallmarks of society are torn down or destroyed.

 

"War's aftermath: no power, no water, no work. So what good is art?" he asks in a question about post-war looting in Iraq, for example. O'Meara brings all these 'clearly useful' insights to the Ottawa Writers Festival on Friday night. He joined us for a preview.

 

 

 

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