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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

The Drive-In
at intermission we looked out the open windows of our Galaxie 500
my mother pointed the tip of her cigarette toward the night and said:
there's the big dipper there's the little dipper they're constellations
I looked hard but couldn't see them
if you join the dots you can make them out
I followed the red of her cigarette and it was true
the stars made themselves into pictures
against the black screen of the sky
the movie ended
we drove away from the drive-in on the outskirts of the city
in a trail of tail-lights and tips of cigarettes headlights and stars
our new green car moving through the night crunching gravel
we were a constellation and we would be famous one day
like movie stars in our Galaxie 500

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