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“Fermentation” by Rachel Jansen

Aug 23, 2019

The final poem we're featuring for our Poetry Pause spotlight, the Seeds of Survival Series, is "Fermentation" by Rachel Jansen. This poem originally appeared in issue 41.4 of CV2. To keep getting the gift of poetry in your email inbox, click this link and subscribe to Poetry Pause.

Rachel Jansen lives in Vancouver, where she completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia in 2018. Her work has been published in CV2, Room Magazine, Geist, Maclean's, Maisonneuve, and The Antigonish Review, among others.

“recipes in a dead language” by Amy LeBlanc

Aug 22, 2019

Today's poem in our Seeds of Survival Series is "recipes in a dead language" by Amy LeBlanc, from issue 41.3 of CV2. To catch tomorrow's poem—and continue receiving a new poem every day after that—subscribe to Poetry Pause, a League of Canadian Poets poetry dispatch program.

Amy LeBlanc is a writer and editor from Calgary, Alberta. She is currently non-fiction editor at filling Station Magazine and is the author of two chapbooks, most recently Ladybird, Ladybird published with Anstruther Press (August 2018). Amy's debut poetry collection, I know something you don’t know, is forthcoming with Gordon Hill Press (Spring 2020). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Room, PRISM International, Prairie Fire, and EVENT among others and she was recently long-listed for Room Magazine’s 2018 Short Forms Contest. She will begin her MA in English Literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary in Fall 2019. 

“mosom” by Samantha Marie Nock

Aug 21, 2019

Next up in the Seeds of Survival Series is "mosom" by Samantha Marie Nock. This poem was originally published in ndncountry, a special joint issue of CV2 and Prairie Fire. Sign up for Poetry Pause here to get your daily dose of poetry!

Samantha Marie Nock is a Cree-Métis writer, jr front end web developer, database nerd, and certified cat lady from the BC Peace Region. Her family originally comes from Île-à-la-Crosse (Sakitawak), Saskatchewan. She has been published in Canadian Art, Shameless Magazine, SAD Mag, GUTS Magazine, and PRISM International, amongst others. Samantha is host to the monthly podcast, Heavy Content, and also co-organizes a bimonthly community reading series called Poetry is Bad For You. She cares about radical decolonial love, coffee, corgis, and her two cats, Betty and Jughead. You can catch her tweeting @sammymarie or obnoxiously posting stories on insta @2broke4bingo.