Poems, Stories, etc.

I love how intensely she leads us into greater and greater complexities, history and mythology and the most secretive parts of the heart all colliding in a grand burst of energy...the page lighting up like a meteor shower.

—Barry Dempster, Arc magazine

Poems currently available online

Poems in print magazines and journals, and forthcoming poems

  • Kaleidotrope (forthcoming): "The Goddess of the Sea-facing World"
  • Twisted Moon (forthcoming): "Spell for the Seduction of Bees"
  • Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 34 (2016): "You Put a Spell On Me," "Helen's Reverie and Then Some," "Cannibal Spirit Dance"
  • The Malahat Review 189 (Winter 2014): "Transformation Song"
  • Not One of Us 51 (2014): Bean Nighe: The Washer At The Ford"
  • Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 29 (Fall 2013): "Ksampguiyaeps Woman-Out-to-Sea," "Hermitage"
  • Mythic Delirium 26 (2013): "The Green Green Rain"
  • Queen's Quarterly 118:2 (Summer 2011): "3 St. Ronan's Drive"
  • Prairie Fire 32:1 (Spring 2011): "Put Out The Light"
  • Canadian Literature 200 (Spring 2009): "Aged Black, Morning Green"
  • Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 24 (Fall 2009): "Machrie Moor"
  • Dream Catcher 23 (2009): "Atlantic Pacific," "Haida Gwaii Journal May 1982"
  • The Malahat Review 165 (2008): "Thunderbird Comes From the Sunset"
  • The Malahat Review 160 (2007): "Egg and Sky Skye and Eigg"
  • Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet 20 (2007): "The Tattoos I Don't Have," "Westness Walk"
  • Full Unit Hookup 8 (2006): "Lockerbie"
  • The Malahat Review 155 (2006): "Giant's Graves Forest Trail1 Painted by Numbers"
  • Canadian Literature 186 (2005): "Hunting The Lady Well"
  • LitRag 19 (2005): "1773"
  • Thin Air 0013 (2005): "The Mainland Tour: Orkney"
  • Canadian Literature 178 (2003): "Westward Ever Dreaming"
  • Grain 29:4 (2002): "Carnasserie Castle"
  • Arc 47 (2001): "Wearing Nothing But The Midnight Sun" (Editor's Choice)
  • LitRag 11 (2001): "The Grey Cairns of Camster"
  • Arc 45 (2000): "Meditation at La Push"
  • LitRag 8 (2000): "Answers for the Phone Surveyor," "Consider Teiresias"
  • Magazine of Speculative Poetry 4.4 (2000): "The Fisher's Daughter"
  • Seattle Neighborhood Arts Celebration program (February 12, 2000): "Sea Glass From Execution Rock"
  • TickleAce 37 (2000): "The Walk She Takes," "What Comes of Winter"
  • Arc 43 (1999): "Beneath the Sign Marked Maidens >9" (Editor's Choice)
  • Contemporary Verse 2 22.1 (1999): "Alchemical Daughter"
  • Star*Line 22.3 (1999): "Map of the Ancient World," "My Love Out Riding"
  • Canadian Literature 159 (1998): "Delicate as the Shapes of Spirits"
  • Arc 41 (1998): "Lucidity" (Editor's Choice)
  • PoetsWest 1:3 (1998): "Reconstructing a Life," "On Skye," "Dwarfie Stane, Isle of Hoy"
  • Arc 39 (1997): "Ravenous" (Editor's Choice)
  • Museletter May (1995): "On Skye"
  • Toronto Star (December 9, 1995): "Settled in Montana for Winter"
  • The Dalhousie Review 73.1 (1994): "Electra to Orestes: Against the Furies"
  • Earth's Daughters 42 (1994): "I was a Pagan Baby"
  • Poet Lore 89.1 (1994): "The Game of Cards," "Loving The Green Man"
  • Arc 31 (1993): "The Tree in the World"
  • Prism 31.4 (1993): "Tomb of the Eagles"
  • University of Windsor Review 26.2 (1993): "Story 1," "Woman at the Edge of the World"
  • Canadian Literature 133 (1992): "White Lies"
  • Grain 20.2 (1992): "Fool's Gold on the Snow," "Tuppence in Pocket"
  • The Antigonish Review 85-86 (1991): "Four Crow Photographs," "The Lovers in Grey"
  • Arc 26 (1991): "Postcard of O'Keeffe," "Winter or Goodbye"
  • NeWest Review 16.3 (1991): "My Father Among the Mayans," "Sooke River Story"
  • Quarry 40.4 (1991): "Sea Glass from Execution Rock," "Tam Lin"
  • Primavera 14/15 (1991): "Midfire"
  • Poet Lore 85.3 (1990): "Why I Would Think I am Leaving"
  • The New Quarterly 4.4 (1990): "Heat and the City," "Woman in Bath"
  • Canadian Literature 121 (1989): "So We Know It's Not Just Us"
  • Contemporary Verse 2 12.1 (1989): "Hero at the Gates of Hell," "Shoah"
  • Dandelion 16.2 (1989): "My Grandmother's Photograph"
  • Queen's Quarterly 96.2 (1989): "Berlin Dreams"
  • The Dalhousie Review 67.4 (1988): "What is the Poison Named?"
  • Descant 18.4 (1987): "Settled in Montana for Winter," "Sleeping with Lambs"
  • Mississippi Mud (1987): "Parable of the Headwaters"
  • Canadian Literature 112 (1987): "The Prophet as Traveller," "Salamander Pendant"
  • Calyx 10.1 (1986): "Lakeside Inventory"
  • The Greenfield Review 13.3-4 (1986): "Map of Vancouver Island"
  • Northern Lights II.3 (1986): "Four Pole Crow Burial Scaffold; A Hillside in Spring"
  • Wind 15.3 (1985): "The Master of Winter"
  • Ariel 14.3 (1983): "The Name of the Hunt"
  • Canadian Literature 98 (1983): "Anything You Say," "High Water," "Saltspring," "Swutlak Builds False Spring"
  • Prairie Fire 4.4 (1983): "Aside," "Candle Making"
  • The Antigonish Review 55 (1982): "Cassandra," "Photograph"
  • CutBank 19 (1982): "Heart of Stone"
  • Dandelion 9.2 (1982): "The Man's Dark Voice"
  • Island 11 (1982): "Journal in February"
  • The Malahat Review 61 (1982): "The Seasons Break Their Shapes," "`Sky Dark, Cloudless and Starless,'" "St. Maudlin (La Folle)"
  • Origins 12.3 (1982): "December," "House with a Breeze," "The Manuscript"
  • The Wascana Review 17.1 (1982): "In Reply to Your Letter"
  • WOT 4.1 (1982): "Amazones & The Birdmen," "Naming," "The Stolen Bird"
  • The Fiddlehead 128 (1981): "Seven Robins," "How I'll Never Get Out," "Home Out of Place"
  • From an Island (1980): "Sky is That Moment"
  • WOT 2.2 (1980): "As I'm Talking to You," "The End of the Long Season"
  • From an Island (1979): "Voices from a New World"

Poems in anthologies

  • With Lyre and Bow: A Devotional in Honor of Apollo (Bibliotheca Alexandrina: 2016): "Daphne"
  • Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing 2014 (Toronto, ON: Chizine Press, 2016): "Chant For Summer Darkness in Northwest Climes," "The God of Lost Things," "The Lark, The Peat, The Star and Our Time"
  • Strange Horizons: Favorites of the Last Fifteen Years (Strange Horizons, 2015): "Dsonoqua on Lewis, The Outer Hebrides"
  • The 2015 Rhysling Anthology (USA: Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2012): "The Alchemy"
  • Imaginarium 3: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (Toronto, ON: Chizine Press/Tightrope Books, 2105): "Ksampguiyaeps Woman-Out-to-Sea"
  • The 2012 Rhysling Anthology (USA: Science Fiction Poetry Association, 2012): "The Bean-Sidhe Calls in Owl-Light"; "The Ones Outside Your Door"
  • Imaginarium 2012: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing (Toronto, ON: Chizine Press/Tightrope Books, 2012): "The Bean-Sidhe Calls in Owl-Light"; "The Ones Outside Your Door"
  • The Moment of Change (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct Press, 2012): "Dsonoqua Daughters"
  • Letters to the World: Poems from the Wom-Po Listserv (Granada Hill, CA: Red Hen Press, 2008): "On Skye"
  • Arms Like Ladders: The Eloquent She. Poems from The Feminist Caucus (Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 2007): "Dsonoqua Daughters"
  • The Long Journey: Pacific Northwest Poets (Oregon: University of Oregon Press, 2006): "Graves and Churchyards Cairns and Cairns," "The Walk She Takes"
  • And No One Knows The Blood We Share: Poems from the Feminist Caucus (Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 2005): "On Skye"
  • Anthology One (Delaware: The Alsop Review Press, 2004): "Graves and Churchyards Cairns and Cairns," "The Walk She Takes," "Wearing Nothing But The Midnight Sun"
  • New Life in Dark Seas: Brick Books 25 (London, Ontario: Brick Books, 2000): "Sea Glass From Execution Rock"
  • Pontoon 4 (Seattle, WA: Floating Bridge Press, 2000): "Kilmichael Glassary"
  • We All Begin in a Little Magazine: Arc and the Promise of Canada's Poets, 1978 to 1998 (Ottawa, Ontario: Carleton University Press/Arc, 1998): "The Tree in the World"
  • Vintage 95 (Kingston, Ontario: Quarry, 1996): "On Skye," "Walking the Land's Edge, Orkney"
  • Vintage 93 (Kingston, Ontario: Quarry, 1994): "September, New York," "Tomb of the Eagles"
  • Vintage 92 (Victoria, B.C./Toronto: Sono Nis Press/League of Canadian Poets, 1993): "Gravestones at Elgin Cathedral"
  • A Discord of Flags: Canadian Poets Write About the Gulf War (Toronto: A Discord of Flags, 1992): "There As Here There Are No Doors"
  • Something More Than Words (Victoria: Reference West, 1991): "Alban Eiler: A Calling-On Song"
  • More Garden Varieties Two (Toronto: Aya/Mercury/League of Canadian Poets, 1990): "Storyteller Talking at the End of Her Days," "Washing at Sunset"
  • 1984 Anthology of Magazine Verse & Yearbook of American Poetry, ed. Alan Pater (Hollywood: Monitor Book Company, 1984): "Photograph"
  • The Parthenon Poetry Anthology ed. Angelo Aaron Schmuller (Rockaway, NY: Parthenon Publishing, 1981): "Seven Robins"
  • Student Oracle, ed. Noel Hudson-Jones and Julian Ross (Nelson, B.C.: David Thompson University Centre, 1979): "Cremation," "River"

Short stories

  • Odyssey 7 (1998): "Ars Poetica"
  • Odyssey 1 (1997): "Furious"

Essays & articles

  • The WisCon Chronicles (Vol 9): Intersections and Alliances ed. Mary Anne Mohanraj (Seattle: Aqueduct Press, 2015): "Diversity At Clarion West"
  • Imprints and Casualties ed. Anne Burke. (Fredericton, New Brunswick: Broken Jaw Press, 2000): "Poetry as DNA"
  • The Urban/Rural Experience ed. Maya Bannerman. Living Archives of the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets (Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 1996): "Urban Designs." Later republished online in The Salmon Bay Review.
  • Reinventing Memory ed. Anne Burke. Living Archives of the Feminist Caucus of the League of Canadian Poets (Toronto: League of Canadian Poets, 1994): "Poetry as DNA". Later republished online in The Salmon Bay Review
  • Essay: "Incense: Robin Skelton's 'Burning Sticks, Mallorca,'" Arc 44 (2000)
  • Blind Criticism of "Untitled" (muse)Letters (Spring 1997)
  • Review of Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, Calyx 14.1 (1992)
  • Review of Speaking in Tongues by Maura Simon, Calyx 14.1 (1992)
  • "A Desert Full of Glass," review of A Nostalgist's Map of America by Agha Shahid Ali, Poet Lore 87:1 (1992)
  • "Going the Distance," a bookstore review by Nelly & Fred, Upstream (Winter 1992)
  • Review of The Green Dream by Olga Cabral, Calyx 13.3 (1991-92)
  • Review of Powers of Congress by Alice Fulton, Calyx 13.3 (1991-92)
  • "Food for Body and Mind," a bookstore review by Nelly & Fred, Upstream (Summer/Fall 1991)
  • "Victoria(n) Bookstores," a bookstore review by Nelly & Fred, Upstream (Spring 1991)
  • Review of Magpie on the Gallows by Madeline DeFrees, Calyx 11.1 (1987)
  • Review of Cascades by Pamela Stewart, Calyx 11.1 (1987)
  • "Missoula," article (with James Gurley), Northwest Illustrated Artpaper 1.6 (June 1986)
  • Review of Erosion by Jorie Graham, CutBank 23 (1985)