Publication Year

Girls: The Green Time


From: First


Pat Hurdle – Games – Firsthand – Circle as ellipsis – True or false – In the dream I drive – Can a sister be causal – Mrs. Hurdle takes twelve hopeful dolls to the orphanage – Green Circle had no corners – If I say my second name – In the new-day-experimental-research dream – First-born is caution is hubris or love – Rules for street fighting – First place – After they moved in – Not belonging to Pat’s family but – Second hand – Black holes – Daisy chain I – Daisy chain II – Pat’s granddaughter aged four – At the end of June, Mrs. Hurdle – Pat’s mother went jewelless – In which the new girl is punished for being new – Pat letting a cat into my mother’s kitchen – Equal time – Soul of the world – Nothing is happening – One day on my way home – Cosmologies



Arleen Paré

Arleen Paré’s first book, Paper Trail, was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay BC Book Award for Poetry and won the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize in 2008. Leaving Now, a mixed-genre novel released in 2012, was highlighted on All Lit Up. Lake of Two Mountains, her third book, won the 2014 Governor General’s Award for Poetry, was nominated for the Butler Book Prize and won the CBC Bookie Award. Paré’s poetry collection, He Leaves His Face in the Funeral Car, was a 2015 Victoria Butler Book Prize finalist. The Girls with Stone Faces, her fifth book, won the American Golden Crown Award for poetry in 2018. Her sixth book, Earle Street, was released in Spring, 2020. She lives in Victoria with her partner of forty years.