HELLO, 2023

Paul Rode, Brenda Reading (oil on board, circa 1985)

During 2021 and 2022, serving on two Canadian poetry awards committees, I was stirred in wide-ranging ways by more books and individual poems than could be encompassed by lists long or short. 

I'm grateful for this wealth of poetry, which is enormous. 

Some of those poems will show up here in the coming year.

To close out 2022, here's "Current" by Gillian Sze. Look for our conversation about this poem coming up in January.