Calgary, Alberta

in haze that is us


as outward

signed femminity.

lifting her hands to

the nest over her heart

hair swept behind one ear

eyes’ red welling.


as much as


has begun to

miss all these.

Stuart Ian McKay, from Calgary, is also a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta. Stele of Several Ladies- a long poem, his first book was published in 2005. He is a two time winner of CBC’s Alberta Anthology and in 2006 participated in CBC’s Poetry Face Off in Calgary. McKay is currently working on his second book, a cognate of prayer, a series of long poems about people with disabilities.


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