Wild Kin

by Marlene Grand Maître

Wild Kin by Marlene Grand Maître
Cover Art: Jill Marks

Wild Kin

Marlene Grand Maître

She finds the last chinook, washed up
on Sombrio Beach, carries it home

to ink its body, cover with rice paper.
Blue gyotaku: her hands

stroke the scales and ridges,
lift the prints. By nightfall,

a ghost school of chinook shimmers
on every wall.

from Vanishing Point

Marlene Grand Maître’s poetry chapbook Cancer’s Rogue Season was published in 2020 by Frog Hollow Press. Her work has also appeared in many literary journals, and in ten anthologies. She has won Freefall magazine’s poetry contest, and the Federation of BC Writers’ poetry competition. A poem was longlisted for Best Canadian Poetry 2011, and she has had a poem nominated for a National Magazine Award by Prairie Fire. Her poem Vanishing Point was chosen by the League of Canadian Poets for Poem in Your Pocket as part of National Poetry Month, 2022. Her work has also been published in the LCP’s 2022 chapbook anthology Leap. She is on the Board of the Planet Earth Poetry Reading Series Society in Victoria, BC.

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ISBN: 978-1-7781603-2-5 | poetry | $20

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