Micheline Maylor was Calgary’s Poet Laureate 2016-18. Her latest poetry collection Little Wildheart (U of Alberta Press) was long listed for both the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary.
She tells me, The toilet in the basement has belched up and over its intestinal wreckage, drained-stained the floor like a party goer dunked up and shaken sober. In my new office, I’ve become the scapegoat for my grandmother’s guilt. I’ve become a beacon of success. I hardly pick up the phone anymore. She tells […]
I told you once I love you, if anything changes, I’ll let you know. ____________________________________– John Wayne I couldn’t stay faithful after New Year’s eve, all those aggressive philosophy majors and tequila’s shot. You and me like the stuffed bears in our son’s room, propped up in corners, staring, neglected, a bit dusty. What […]
I’ve been having home-wreck dreams of you. I’ve got an inside view from our big window. This is a metaphor, of course, not manufacture, yet. We stay shrouded in a cloud of disaster. Dust in the loader bucket, the ideal view ruins itself. This dream is all I could pull out of the dark. A […]