All Poems

Taking Leave


Tea-Stained Heart


th nite is full uv zanee blessings


That feeling

That part of driving

The 94 Calls: Colonized Sonnets LXXXI to LXXXIV

The Angel of My Tongue

the apocalypse will begin

The Beauty of Rage

The business of the grass

The Calypsonian

The Canadian Garden

The Canals of Mars

The Cave in the Coals

The Comfort of Elders

The Curtain

The Death of a Taxpayer

The Death-Trick

the deer in her tracks

The Differential Diagnoses

the ever-imposing tendency towards occupation

The Fall of Paris

The Field Speaks of its Persistence

The Fox

The Geology of a Moment

The Gravel Pit

The Home of the Bewildered

The Language of Jasper

The Last Elk In Burwash, Ontario

The Laying on of Hands

The Local

the longhouse

The Man in the Boot

The Measure

The Mission House (Lunar New Year 1948)

The Muscle Motor Molecule Myosin

The Ogre’s Yard

The Oracle

The People of the Grassy Don’t Have a Mercury Problem, They Have a Drinking Problem

The Piano Strings

The Powers of the Pawn

The Promise/Broken Land mediatation on Treaty Three

The RK Hornbook Retractions

The Ruins of Phylakopi

The Rules of the Kingdom

The Saning

The satisfaction of knowing

The Separation Mists

The silhouette of a pole on the shore of the Nass River

The Tasks

The thin walls of Japan

The View from Under the Bookcase

The Village Corner—Yorkville, Toronto

The Village of the Blind (India)

The waking

The Walls Are Too High

The Witch’s Motivation

The Wrong Question

there are hierarchies of grief

this half is for the ceremony

This is a Mining Town

This Is My Mother’s Camera

This is the poem you couldn’t write

This Island

This Side of the Border

Three Rocks Jutting Up from Snow

Thumbing It


Tidying the Tower: the Lady of Shalott without Tennyson

To Carthage Then We Came

To Taenia at 8 and 1/2 Months

Too Late

Toronto from the 44th Floor


Trails in His Head

Translated World


Trusting The Song

Trying to Feed the Baby



Tumbling in spring

Tusk Hunters

Two month adrift

Two Shots

Two Things Fought