Publication Year

Part II


From: Swans


Contains the poems:

OK let’s go around the table and each share one weird thing /

Passed Around /

The Magician /

The Incident /

Older MFA Student /

Poet Voice /

Pet Name /

Passerby /

Wait, er /

Fruit Fly /

Two Dogs Bark in Neighbouring Garages /

Woman Rowing a Boat Emoji /

1 in 3 /

Mid /

The Big One /

Under the Table /

who taught you /


Cam Girls /

pillow slip /

Question Period



Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown’s first full-length collection of poetry, Safe Words was shortlisted for the 2018 ReLit award. A finalist for The Malahat Review‘s Open Season award, CV2’s Young Buck prize and the CBC poetry prize, her work has also appeared in The Walrus, Arc Poetry Magazine, Grain, PRISM International and The Puritan. After nearly a decade in Toronto, Michelle has recently returned to the West Coast, where she hangs out with her daughter, dog & husband.