Three poems by P R Kargaard

Smooth / Photo credit: electronavalanche

False Bay, San Juan Island In the autumn morning, the high thirds of the trees I know have vanished. Obscured by a sleepy fog. It is a way of being in pearl which seeps like a surface covering everything I know. I imagine that in the night I fly among these trees, leaping from top to top bearing the fog like a cape, laying it down behind me. In my dreams, … [Read more...]

Teeth of the Sea

Chum Bucket, 2013 (detail) / photo by Maggie Shannon

Artist's Statement: Maggie Shannon grew up in Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island best known as a summer beach colony. Teeth of the Sea explores Islanders’ ambivalent relationship with the sea and with outsiders by focusing on the enduring memory of two historical events: the 1969 tragic drowning of Mary Jo Kopeckne, which ended the presidential hopes of Senator Edward … [Read more...]

Two Poems by Lorne Daniel

Garry Oak / photo by D Stanley

Island Fall“to redefine is not always to lose” - Stephen DunnI am buoyed by the slowness of change on this island, this autumn, the Garry Oak leaves crinkling, painted with heavy dewbut holding fast well beyond this prairie boy’s expectations, still of value like well used paper money, glints of gold. Sure, a few fall every day and in the boulevards everyone … [Read more...]