Category Archives: Poetry

Guest Poetry Blog # 7 – American poet Dion O’Reilly Features American poet Jim Moore – Part Two of Two

WHATEVER ELSE, THE PROGNOSIS IS NOT TOO GRIM – THE POETRY OF JIM MOORE by Dion O’Reilly Whatever Else Whatever else, the little smile on the face of the woman listening to a music the rest of us can’t hear and a sky at dawn with a moon all its own. Whatever else, the construction […]

Guest Poetry Blog # 7 – Introducing the Latest Contributor, American Poet Poet Dion O’Reilly – Part One of Two

Another Happiness Publish your best work, find a decent job. Eat some sizzling octopus, the many kissing tentacles meaty on your tongue. Success, you think, Joy! For a while anyway, then it’s another mess in the papers, the endless scroll of rapists and dead turtles, another photo of a world leader with his corn-baked face. […]

Guest Poetry Blog Series #6 – Calgary-based Poet Micheline Maylor Features Canadian Writer Kit Dobson – Part Two of Two

MICHELINE MAYLOR FEATURES KIT DOBSON Dr. Kit Dobson is an extraordinary professor and essayist at the University of Calgary. I call him extraordinary because he hasn’t let the grind of academia turn him into a corporate automaton. While he is not a poet, I chose his work because of its lyrical and poetic heft at […]

Guest Poetry Blog Series # 6 – Introducing the Sixth Contributor, Micheline Maylor – Part One of Two

Styx and Stones I have a secret wilderness I keep inside, tight as spider-eggs tucked in for the winter and waiting to be far flung, strung, then tamped tight as a forest floor. What visions turn to currency? Now that anger is done, I’ve devastated you like a Wall Street Banker of a Saturday bender. […]

Guest Poetry Blog Series #5. American Poet Susan Browne Features American Poet Chelsea Harlan – Part Two of Two

Susan Browne Features Chelsea Harlan Recently, I’ve fallen in love with the work of American poet Chelsea Harlan, currently living and working as a librarian in upstate New York. Her debut poetry book, Bright Shade, won the 2022 APR/Honickman First Book Prize, selected by Jericho Brown. I’m still trying to figure out why I’m attracted […]

Guest Poetry Blog Series #5. Introducing the Fifth Contributor, American Poet Susan Browne, Part One of Two – Infinity on Fire

    Bonanza Amanda shows me my bones, A picture of my spine, ghost-like, Snake-like, like it could rattle. I say, Amanda, it looks crooked, why Is that? She shrugs, You’re not the only one. Your bone-density’s fine. You can go now. My plebeian spine walks me toward The mammogram room where I flop my […]

A Stunning Debut – Linda K. Thompson’s 2021 Poetry Collection – BLACK BEARS IN THE CARROT FIELD

Pete Sillanpaa Never Loved the Moon Aino died first and Pete lost heart. Spent his last years at the Finnish rest home in South Vancouver. The farm by Punch Creek: two small fields along the road, the gooseberries, the sauna, the green and white house with the steep pitched roof, all sold off to someone […]

Poems by Frank O’Hara and Roger Reeves and Another Poem by Ocean Vuong, Plus a Generative Writing Adventure for Anyone Who Wants To Try It

Katy They say I mope too much but really I’m loudly dancing. I eat paper. It’s good for my bones. I play the piano pedal. I dance, I am never quiet, I mean silent. Some day I’ll love Frank O’Hara. I think I’ll be alone for a little while. Frank O’Hara from The Collected Poems […]

His Body is his Last Address – A Poem by Ocean Vuong from His Latest Book: TIME IS A MOTHER

from Reasons for Staying The October leaves coming down, as if called. Morning fog through the wildrye beyond the train tracks. A cigarette. A good sweater. On the sagging porch. While the family sleeps. That I woke at all & the hawk up there thought nothing of its wings. That I snuck onto the page while the guards were […]

The Guest Poetry Blog Series # 4 – Canadian Poet Juleta Severson-Baker Features Dene/Métis Poet, Photographer and Writer, Tenille K. Campbell – Part Two of Two

#807 the snow fell light white flakes melting on contact fading away like old stories after dawn the country twang of heartache and loss white noise background as I listened to your heartbeat echoing my own my hand in yours we swayed back and forth under street light moonlight memories I need a woman like […]