Meet MICHELLE POIRIER BROWN! Michelle’s poem, “The Day the Roses Came Was an Ordinary Day,” will be featured in our upcoming issue 6.1.
How Michelle describes her poem in 12 words or less:
The little things in life speak volumes when there is only silence.
Michelle Poirier Brown is an internationally published poet and performer, currently living in Lək̓ʷəŋən territory (Victoria, BC). She is nêhiýaw-iskwêw and a citizen of the Métis Nation. Her poem “Wake” won PRISM international’s 2019 Earle Birney Prize. Other poetry has appeared in, or is forthcoming from, Arc, CV2, Grain, The Greensboro Review, Emrys Journal, Plenitude, The Puritan, and Vallum; several chapbooks and anthologies; and the 2021 song cycle, “The Length of a Day” (Jeffrey Ryan, composer). Her debut book, You Might Be Sorry You Read This, is forthcoming from the University of Alberta Press in the Robert Kroetsch Series in 2022. www.skyblanket.ca