Kasia Juno came next, committing to the seasonal theme with poems from her chapbook Sea Burial Laws According to Country: "How deep places lodge / In the body / Like those hidden rivers / Below Winnipeg / the Assiniboine and the Red / which I have heard travel / by night across the continent / and deposit on their banks / these small histories of touch."
Laura Zacharin rounded things off--"I'm sorry I don't have a winter poem, but this is close"--with poems full of verve and longing: "She said relax, bad things are going to happen / and she rattled them off like a shopping list, / a canon or a prayer. And what she really said was / savour the strawberry / in your mouth."
Thanks to all the readers, and to everyone who came!
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