Imaging by Jean Van Loon

Poet Name: Jean Van Loon Poem Title: Imaging Poem: Winter makes the hidden visible paths of squirrels, juncos, brazen jays, blooded feathers from a falcon feast. Along the street naked trees expose stripped-bare vistas, the shame of broken branches. Inside our armoured house snow’s flat light interrogates rambling plaster cracks, a ceiling sag the shadow of your frown. Accusations snap from frigid walls. We fortify our posts. End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Jean Van Loon Jean Van Loon’s first poetry collection Building on River (Cormorant Books, 2018) was short-listed for the Ottawa Book Awards. Her stories, poems, and reviews have appeared in literary magazines across Canada and in Journey Prize Stories 19, with recent work in The Fiddlehead, and Queen’s Quarterly and forthcoming in Event, Juniper, Ottawater, and The Literary Review of Canada. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia and attended the 2017 Spring Poetry Colloquium at Sage Hill.