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Referendum Trudeau

He campaigned in poetry but governed in prose

Rinkside Reading

What does hockey’s literature say about the sport?

Alarm Bells

Fort McMurray and fires hence

What I have become through grief


A line of spider silk, glinting like a mandolin string

plucked by air. A twang of light.


A bag of garnet velvet

wrapped around ashes.


A painted cup, leaf of bone

china. The shadow of fingers.


Alice Major served as Edmonton’s first poet laureate. Her latest collection is Knife on Snow.