About the Poem
What has Canada in common with Gwyneth Paltrow? In this piece, I contemplate the nation’s July 1 holiday formerly known as Dominion Day. In 1982, when a new constitution changed the status of Canada, July 1 was rebranded as Canada Day. This amicable divorce (or conscious uncoupling, as Paltrow would say) required cooperation with the British parliament. Rather different from the dramatic events commemorated on July 4 in the United States…
About the Author
Tracy Quan is a contributor to Hustling Verse: An Anthology of Sex Workers’ Poetry and the author of the bestselling novel Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl. Her poems have been published by Love’s Executive Order, Los Angeles Review of Books, Newest York, Poets Reading the News, and Topical Poetry. She also serves as a juror for the New York City Book Awards.