The following interview is part four of a seven-part series of conversations with BC poets which I released between January and April 2023. All seven interviews were originally posted at ReadLocalBC.ca. This was the fourth year of my collaboration with Read Local BC (you can read all my Read Local BC interviews in one place here).
MacKay CreekI cleared a shelf close to its flowleft hemlock cones, smoothed stonesheard the water’s poemwithout knowingas water knowsswayed on vine maple trunksarched over pools and rapidsfelt safe in a place where I had nothingto achieve, no one to pleasethe creek withheld nothing from me
in your hands, the weight of bonewhat is left of a fatherwhen you wash his armaturewhere to inter love