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Short Stories, Essays, Poetry, Journalism.

Category: Poetry

Completed poems

Die Leiden des Jungen

A poem composed following the student suicide(s?) on a UBC construction site in 2017/18. Thick sky sheds tears onto merry…

Women I’ve Loved

What follows is a list poem where the list is implied instead of stated outright. I also experimented with persona,…

Biking Poem

My aim for this poem was to write a fast moving poem (can you read it in one breath, no…

Guttering, Choking, Drowning (After W. Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”)

My intent here was to make a dream-like poem by adapting lines from Wilfred Owen’s “Dulce et Decorum Est”, echoing…

Men will never change.

In this poem I wanted to use form (here a sonnenizio) as an examination of itself, and after a suggestion…

Suppliant Knee

From the top of the world On the sunlit slope where pain is miles away Slick corduroy hills tempting speed…

Sonnet for K

The lines of father’s eyes are etched with pain his rasping fights this rain over the phone. He smiles at…

On Trepanning

What better way to open a mind, than drilling through the skull? The fool humours the surgeon, whose hand hovers…

The Crabber’s Curse

There’s a fog on this coast that’s thicker than most, it can trick a man’s eyes, make him stumble. If…

Leeside

A man was shot in Gastown two years plus ‘03 and lived again ‘neath Hastings as a different side of…

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