Publication Year

Beasts of the Sea

From: The Bones are There


Signal Codes – The St. Paul – The Map – Signs of Land – Observations and Collections – Meeting Americans – Language Difficulties – Water Water – Our Ship – The Sick List – Beset by Storms – Shipwrecked – Our Medicine Chest – Mating Season – Their Young – Their Coats – Our Provision Store – Blue Foxes – A New Epidemic – Baggage Allowance – Our Blank Mercator Map – Steller’s



Kate Sutherland

Kate Sutherland was born in Scotland, immigrated to Canada as a child, and grew up in Saskatoon. She studied first at the University of Saskatchewan, then at Harvard Law School. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Summer Reading (winner, Saskatchewan Book Award for Best First Book) and All in Together Girls, and the poetry collection, How to Draw a Rhinoceros (shortlisted for a Creative Writing Book Award by the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment). Her stories and poems have appeared in various magazines and anthologies including Best Canadian Poetry and Best American Experimental Writing. She has done residencies at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland and at the Leighton Artist Studios in BanA.