Kintsukuroi by Eleonore Schönmaier

Poem title: Kintsukuroi Poet name: Eleonore Schonmaier Poem: In her rose dress she cycles while  he rides the carrier. He wants to  take a selfie but needs both hands to hang  on. They’re searching for a broken  bowl healed with gold to gift to their  grieving friend. He’s an organist and she’s a northern  nurse: she mends the broken bones of gold  miners when their sky falls in. End of poem.  Credits and Bio: Copyright © Eleonore Schönmaier Previously published in talking about strawberries all of the time in April 2021 Eleonore Schönmaier most recent collection is Field Guide to the Lost Flower of Crete (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2021). Wavelengths of Your Song (MQUP, 2013) was published in German translation as Wellenlängen deines Liedes (parasitenpresse, 2020). Dust Blown Side of the Journey (MQUP, 2017) was a finalist for the Eyelands Book Awards (Greece). Treading Fast Rivers (MQUP) was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. She has taught advanced fiction courses at St. Mary’s University, creative writing at Mount Saint Vincent University, and is also a former northern nurse. Her poetry has been set to music by Canadian, Dutch, Scottish, American and Greek composers and she has performed her poetry in concert with The New European Ensemble among others. She has won the Alfred G. Bailey Prize, the Earle Birney Prize, and the National Broadsheet Contest 2019. She has also been widely anthologised in the United States and in Canada including Wild Gods (New Rivers Press, 2020) and Best Canadian Poetry in English.