by Janna Wilson
an astonishing collection from Haida GwaiiJanna
Wilson's poems reflect the surroundings of ocean and creatures and a
coming to grips with life, love, death and a new culture.
an excerpt from "as you lay dying"
all those tired afternoons on grey lit days
when the sun dipped before four,
the babies wanted to watch you on TV
with such obsession.
again! theyd shriek when the documentary ended,
pressed fingers to the screen to reach you
even though you were right here.
Janna Wilsons work has been published
in Canadian Living, Northword and in the now defunct Big World
Magazine. Writing her first book, British Columbia, A Walking
Guide (Cicerone Press, UK, 2002) led her across continents to Haida
Gwaii where she now lives with her husband and three children in the
Haida village of Skidegate. This is her first book of poetry.
Cover Image by Janna Wilson
Page 8 illustration by Fiona Ho
Author's photograph by Olivia Wilson
Designs by Fiona Ho