Lloyd Robertson takes you into the pages of the Walrus, and a chorus of vibrant voices brings to life essays, fiction, and poetry from some of Canada’s best writers.
From the Walrus: WHY “THE WALRUS”?
The Walrus’s founders sought dissociate Canada from the “log chomping” and “earnestness” of our national animal (and cliché), the beaver.
Enter the walrus: an arctic icon that is curmudgeonly but clever, bulky but agile—the perfect symbol for a publication with the intellectual heft, confidence, and wit to dig deeply into matters vital to Canadians.
Like its namesake, which swims with unexpected grace, The Walrus is Canada’s elegant heavyweight.