Pacific by Louise Carson

Poem title: Pacific Poet name: Louise Carson Poem Begins: B.C. this summer. New Brunswick two years ago.            I put out my hand           to steady the continent.  A lot of piss and vomit between these two vacations.            Canada re-balances,           recovers from almost losing me.            ‘Ya alright now?’ it asks,           waves, and keeps on walking.   End of poem.  Credits: Copyright © Louise Carson Louise Carson has published eleven books including Dog Poems, Aeolus House, 2020, and her first collection A Clearing, Signature Editions, 2015. Her poems appear in many literary magazines, both in print and online, including Best Canadian Poetry 2013 and 2021. She also writes mysteries and historical fiction. One of her novels, In Which, was shortlisted for a Quebec Writers’ Federation award and the ReLit prize in 2019. Her latest mystery, A Clutter of Cats, will be out in the fall of 2021 from Signature. Born in Montreal, she now makes her home in rural Quebec. She has one daughter, two cats and a dog.