Author: Mark McGivern

Elana Wolff has published four books of poetry with Guernica: Birdheart (2001), Mask (2003), You Speak to Me in Trees (2006), a portion of which was short listed for the 2004 CBC Literary Award, also a finalist for the 2007 Acorn‑Plantos Award for People's Poetry,...

Sun the husband. August, strong.All Leo long he's shone this way. ConsequentlyEarth is thirsty‑ arid, unattractive. In‑side another wife is standing, mulling at the sink.She turns the water on whenever she wants.Wash, to rinse, and drink. Her neck and templesdewy where the seeds of sweat...

Night‑sky lidded, sleep about to buzz with what will bein the dream: Leigh's long lanky legssawn off at the shins like Ezekiel's angels', her deep‑set eyes‑blue beryl wheels‑ and human mutable beauty‑spark and tenor of electrum.I was shy the day in group we hammered frames...

When Babylon’s false edifice truly falls,And its rampart of broken words collapse.We will not grieve for its tumbling walls,Or mourn that its reign of division has lapsed.For words will no longer enclose and divide,Their meaning deception and separation.Speech will no longer merely ornament and hideIn...

Build your house threefold,As your body, threefold too,As your body’s music.Feel how legs hold you,Upright, firm, strong-As the soles of your feet-Sounding boards forEarth’s thrust and pull-Anchoring, resonating.Feel through themThe throb of earth’s basses.Feel this as you lay the foundation.Feel the airy light-filledChambers of your...

One day when the true story of the achievements of the twentieth century are written, alongside other innovators who have contributed to positive change in the world the name Ibrahim Abouleish will surely stand. Ibrahim Abouleish, born in Egypt and completing his university...

Encircling Light Conference Update, August 1st to 8th, 2009, Whitehorse, YukonAs of now, 62 participants have registered for the conference, including some from the United States and Europe. As I indicated in my letter, we are looking forward to the presence of two friends from...