Nathan Elliott and Robin Durnford

NATHAN ELLIOT holds a Ph.D from the University of Notre Dame. He has published scholarly work on the novelist Charlotte Bronte, the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, and the playwright Joanna Baillie. He has also published creative nonfiction and fiction in a number of venues including Creative Nonfiction, and he is the 2016 winner of Newfoundland and Labrador Art Council's Lawrence Jackson Writers' Award for his manuscript How Red Became My Favo[u]rite Colo[u]r.

ROBIN DURNFORD earned a Ph.D from the University of Alberta, and she has published three books of poetry: A Lovely Gutting (McGill-Queen's UP, 2012), Fog of the Outport (Jackpine Press 2013), and Half Rock (Gaspereau Press, 2016). Currently she is completing work on another volume of poetry tentatively entitled Gap-Toothed Girl.

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The rural used to be radical. What happened?

Rural space is work space, not a leisure space. The city should be a space for working people, not a playground for the rich. Urban workers and rural workers have this in common: consumer capitalism has endangered their ability to live and play in the same place where they earn a living. While both sets of workers are under threat, the rural worker has been rendered invisible by stereotypes, assumptions, and ignorance.

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