The Face of Jack Munro by Tom WaymanThe Face of Jack Munro by Tom Wayman

The Face of Jack Munro

byTom Wayman

Paperback | January 1, 1986

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The poems collected in The Face of Jack Munro may be set on the Canadian Prairies, in the Kootenay region of southeastern BC, or in Vancouver during the 1983 Solidarity public sector general strike. But the humour, concern for the individual, and biting social commentary found throughout this collection are exactly what readers of Tom Wayman have learned to expect.

"If we gave Wayman a chance to change the world, I think it would be safe in his hands. He came out of the radical sixties a radical, though I think it's more accurate and less type-casting to call him a man of common sense. The social consciousness, hatred of inequality, is the bones. So is the vision."
-Stan Draglund, Canadian Literature

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Tom Wayman was born in Ontario in 1945, but has spent most of his life in British Columbia. He has worked at a number of jobs, both blue and white-collar, across Canada and the U.S., and has helped bring into being a new movement of poetry in these countries--the incorporation of the actual conditions and effects of daily work. His poe...
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Title:The Face of Jack MunroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 8 inPublished:January 1, 1986Publisher:HARBOUR PUBLISHINGLanguage:English

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HAMMERA hammer is rising. A hammerthrown up at the end of the day by a carpenterwith blood on the handle where his blisters have been.A hammer. It lifts as well on the wave of steampouring up from the pots of a kitchen - a tiny kitchenof an apartment, and that of a restaurantserving a hundred customers at once.A great cry of tediumerupting out of papers and fluorescent glasscarries the hammer higher. It goes up end over endon a tune broadcast to a million people.And it climbson the force of a man's arm aloneflung straight up from the sickness that is his life.It rises out of the weight of a body falling.Nothing can stop it. The hammer has risen for centurieshigh as the eaves, over the town. In this ageit has climbed to the moonbut it does not cease rising everywhere each hour.And no one can say what it will driveif at last it comes down.STUDENTSThe freshman class-fist printoutsshowed birthdates so recentWayman was sure the computer was in error.One young man, however, was curiousabout Wayman's mention near the start of termof his old college newspaper:"You were an editor when? Wow,that's before I was born."The wisdom of the studentshadn't altered, though.Wayman observed many clung toThe Vaccination Theory of Educationhe remembered: once you have had a subjectyou are immuneand never have to consider it again.Other students continued to endorseThe Dipstick Theory of Education:as with a car engine, where as long as the oil levelis above the add linethere is no need to put in more oil,so if you receive a pass or higherwhy put any more into learning?At the front of the room, Wayman sweatedto reveal his alternative."Adopt The Kung Fu Theory of Education,"he begged."Learning as self-defence. The more you understandabout what's occurring around youthe better prepared you are to deal with difficulties."The students remained skeptical.A young woman was a pioneerof The Easy Listening Theory of Learning:spending her hours in classwith her tape recorder earphones on,silently enjoying a pleasanter world."Don't worry, I can hear you,"she reassured Waymanwhen after some days he was moved to inquire.Finally, at term's endWayman inscribed after each now-familiar name on the listthe traditional single letter.And whatever pedagogical approachhe or the students espoused,Wayman knew this notation would be pored overwith more intensity thananything else Wayman taught.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

A PRAIRIE OF LIGHT
A Reason
December Letter to Pier Giorgio Di Cicco in Toronto
Forrie, O'Rourke, Penner, Sorestad
Suburban Pedagogy
Snowing
Road Songs
Giving Another Reading: Jasper Park
Articulating West

YOUR CLOTHES HAVE EXPERIENCES YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT
Raising a Relationship
Your Clothes Have Experiences You Know Nothing About
Sorting the Trash
Sleep
Nuclear Hockey
Lecture
Virus
Silos
Nationalism In No Way
The Music in the Silos
The Meadow
Enough
Paper
Mike

OPUSCULUM PAEDAGOGUM - A LITTLE WORK THAT TEACHES
Hammer
Surplus Value Poem
Bosses
The Sound: Factory System Poem
The Tongues
Surplus Value: Chalk White
Job Security
Holding the Line
Vest
Paper, Scissors, Stone
Bigfoot
Surplus Value: Interest
The Drawer

MOUNTAIN IN IT
Introductory
Dream of the Generals
Arboreal
Nuance
Breath: for Fred Wah
Country Feuds
Salmonwater
Wood
Motion Pictures
The Town Where Time Takes His Holidays
Broken Toes
Students
Why You Only Got "B Plus"
Wayman Among the Administrators
Uplands
East Kootenay Illumination
Saving the World
Monashee

THE FACE OF JACK MUNRO
The Hands
Meeting
Beetle
The Face of Jack Munro
In the Traitors' Season