A code orange is an emergency situation, sometimes requiring evacuation. In Karen Mulhallen's Code Orange, we ask ourselves whether we should all be ready to evacuate. But even in the midst of cha
A code orange is an emergency situation, sometimes requiring evacuation. In Karen Mulhallen's Code Orange, we ask ourselves whether we should all be ready to evacuate. But even in the midst of chaos, Mulhallen finds moments to appreciate. Memories of brunch with friends and encounters with lovers stand against the tragedy of terrible crime. This is a very real look at humanity, as Mulhallen does not blind us from our most devastating moments, nor does she ignore the ones that transform and brighten our lives. Her snapshots offer both perspective and the joy of a poignant image to recall in the mind; in both cases, her words linger.
"Moments later, in the parlour, he died.
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Karen Mulhallen is a well known Canadian poet, teacher, scholar and editor. She was the force behind Descant magazine, one of the most prestigious literary and arts periodicals in North America. Born in Woodstock, Ontario, Mulhallen received her B.A. from Waterloo Lutheran University in 1963, and an M.A. and PhD in English at the University of Toronto. From 1974—1979, Mulhallen served as the poetry review editor of The Canadian Forum. Mulhallen is also the winner of numerous Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council Awards. She has authored nearly a dozen books, and is renowned for her scholarly research and writing about William Blake. She is keenly interested in the area where politics and culture overlap.