Shawl by Carol L. MacKay

Poet name: Carol L MacKay Poem name: Shawl Poem: I knit and purl, sedate Sunday nights hypodermically because She left me bags of rainbows and granny squares, a set of needles to count on. End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Carol L. MacKay Previously published in White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood (Demeter Press, edited by Rishma Dunlop, 2007), & Fire & Sky (Brydge Builder Press, 2016). Carol L. MacKay’s poetry appearances include the 2020 Poem in Your Pocket Day postcard project from the League of Canadian Poets, and Sheri-D Wilson’s Frontenac House anthology: YYC Pop: Portraits of People. She received the 2020 Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators (SCBWI) Magazine Merit Award for Poetry. Carol lives in Qualicum Beach, BC.