Publication Year

Stirring the Firmament

From: Dividing the Wayside


The New Colonialism – Reporting – Spin-off – Scrapyard – Lesser – Sticks – Stones – Waking in Larkin’s Aubade – Invitation to Elizabeth Bishop – Unearthed – Haiku in March – Ostalgie – Four postcards and an umbrella from the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam – Wet Grass Blues – Haiku in June – The Minister of Loneliness – Saturday – Dürer’s Melencolia – Ode to Consumption – His Nibs – Nightwalk – Vanitas – Beautiful Soup – The Winged Kama Sutra – Gargoyle – Henderson Island – Nocturne – Persona Albada



Jenny Haysom

Jenny Haysom was born in England and raised in Nova Scotia. She completed her Master’s degree in English Literature at the University of Ottawa and has since worked for independent booksellers and the Ottawa Public Library. Her writing has been widely published and she is Arc Poetry Magazine’s former prose editor.