Poetry Pause: Renée Sarojini Saklikar – hibernacula

Poem author: Renée Sarojini Saklikar Poem title: hibernacula Poem: and hid there for a long time curled― thinned under bark― rotten stumps hollow curved and nested End of Poem. Copyright © Renée Sarojini Saklikar Originally appeared in Listening to the Bees, by Dr. Mark Winston and Renée Sarojini Saklikar (Nightwood Editions, 2018). Renée Sarojini Saklikar recently completed her term as the first Poet Laureate for the City of Surrey, British Columbia. She lives in East Vancouver. Her latest book is a B.C. bestseller: Listening to the Bees (Nightwood Editions, 2018) co-authored with Dr. Mark Winston. Renée’s first book, children of air india, (Nightwood Editions, 2013) won the 2014 Canadian Authors Association Award for poetry. Renée co-edited The Revolving City: 51 Poems and the Stories Behind Them (Anvil Press/SFU Public Square, 2015,) a City of Vancouver book award finalist. Her chapbook, After the Battle of Kingsway, the bees, (above/ground press, 2016), was a finalist for the 2017 bpNichol award. She is currently working on an epic-length sci-fi poem, THOT-J-BAP, that appears in journals, anthologies and chapbooks and is researching a self-help book about gender, culture, and fashion.