Rooted by Kim Fahner

Poem name: Rooted Poet name: Kim Fahner Poem: She hums to stop herself from speaking, swallows unspoken words like seeds that plant themselves deep in her belly. They rise up green, burst out singing; a broken aria emerges from her mouth. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Kim Fahner Kim Fahner lives, writes, and teaches in Sudbury, Ontario. She was Poet Laureate of Sudbury from 2016-18, and was the first woman appointed to that role. Her most recent book of poems is These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). Kim is a member of the League of Canadian Poets, and is a supporting member of the Playwrights Guild of Canada. She’s also the Ontario Representative for The Writers’ Union of Canada (2020-22). Presently, Kim is working on finishing her new novel, The Painted Birds. She can be reached via her author website at