Vol. 12 Contributor Spotlight: Fran Westwood

Meet Fran Westwood! Fran’s poems, “Pacing,” “What I think and think of, drawing me to the edge,” and “On Forgiveness,” will be featured in our upcoming poetry special issue, vol. 12. 

How Fran describes “Pacing” in 12 words or less:
“I speak the language / but have not arrived at healing. I no longer think that we arrive”

How Fran describes “What I think and think of, drawing me to the edge” in 12 words or less:
“That we will never find a house. A plot to fill the edges in. To root in. Real ground.”

How Fran describes “On Forgiveness” in 12 words or less:
“the endless muscle of water holding worlds / of hurt—I’ve always wanted to be held like this”

Fran Westwood is an emerging Canadian poet whose work was shortlisted for the Room 2020 poetry prize, nominated for a 2021 Best of the Net award, and has been published or is forthcoming in various journals. Fran writes, grows vegetables and works in mental health and addictions in Guelph, Ontario, the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. You can find her on Instagram at @fran.westwood.


Pre-order your copy of our limited run poetry special issue now!
Don’t forget! Submissions for our next issue, themed “Help,” are open until May 1st.



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