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Wendy McGrath

Wendy McGrath's most recent novel Broke City is the final book in her Santa Rosa Trilogy. Previous novels in the series are Santa Rosa and North East. Her most recent book of poetry, A Revision of Forward, was released in Fall 2015. McGrath works in multiple genres. BOX (CD) 2017 is an adaptation of her long poem into spoken word/experimental jazz/noise by QUARTO & SOUND. MOVEMENT 1 from that CD was nominated for a 2018 Edmonton Music Award (Jazz Recording of the Year). She recently completed a collaborative manuscript of poems inspired by the photography of Danny Miles, drummer for July Talk and Tongue Helmet. Her poetry, fiction, and non-fiction has been widely published. Wendy lives in Edmonton, Alberta, on Treaty Six Territory.

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North East

North East

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Revision of Forward, A


a thin green caterpillar rappels from a branch
on a silk line of its own making
snaps the air with fish tail muscle
opens sky toward the longest day
this dawn an extravagant grey
still no inkling of sunset
on trees repeating bark branch leaf
on the useless song of an ice cream truck
on a street without children
now steam on the window closes
toward the shortest day
the glass squeaks as Brendan writes HELLO
he plays the X-Files theme on piano with both pedals down
it is the 21st of December so we make note

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