“As You Wish” by Shirley Camia
Aug 20, 2019
The second poem we're featuring for our Poetry Pause spotlight—which we're calling the Seeds of Survival Series—is "As You Wish" by Shirley Camia. Originally published in issue 41.1 of CV2, this poem also appears in Shirley's new book, Mercy (Turnstone Press, 2019). Click here to subscribe to Poetry Pause and never miss a day of poetry!
Shirley Camia is a Filipina-Canadian poet and the author of four collections of poetry, including Children Shouldn’t Use Knives (At Bay Press, 2017) and The Significance of Moths (Turnstone Press, 2015). Her work has been featured in publications such as Contemporary Verse 2, The New Quarterly, and TAYO. "As You Wish" is reprinted with permission from Turnstone Press.