National Poetry Month Day 18

Feel “the garden exhale” and wander through Elee Kraljii Gardiner’s gorgeous persona poem, Aubade, reproduced here from the collection serpentine loop (Anvil Press 2016)

©Elee Kraljii Gardiner
©Elee Kraljii Gardiner
©Elee Kraljii Gardiner

Elee Kraljii Gardiner is the author of the poetry books Trauma Head (Anvil Press, 2018), a chapbook of the same name (Otter Press, 2017), serpentine loop (Anvil Press, 2016), and the anthologies Against Death: 35 Essays on Living (Anvil Press, forthcoming) and V6A: Writing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2012).  eleekg.com

2 Comments for “National Poetry Month Day 18”

says:

This is such powerful writing. The likening of the narrator to garden plants is done so wonderfully. I especially love “the inside of my forearm is written with winter ivy.” A poignant aubade, which takes the reader from garden to the chemo ward and back again. Wishing a triumphant outcome to the narrator, in deep admiration for both spirit and writing skills. Wow.