All Poems

Religion is a Complete Sentence

River of Air

Road Ending

Rural Fence


Samson II




Seagulls Twist Air

Seaside Town

Second Poem for Hart Crane

Second-hand Depression

Self-Portrait in a Display Window

Self-Portraits in Youth

Self-Timed Photo, Moving Day, 1994

Setting the Hook

Settlement, Mining, Lumbering, Trading

Severence Package


Small Furies

Small signs and scars

Snake’s Belly Turned Over


Soil Building

Song and Dance

Sonnet on First Seeing It

Split-Leafed Maple

St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan

Stand with You.

Standing Rock

Still Life with Apple

Strikes Often

Summer night

Summer Solstice

Sunrise of Extinct Birds

Sunset on Deep Bay



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 Laying on of Hands

The Local

the longhouse

The Man in the Boot

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 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