Lie Down Within the Night by Lauren Carter
2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist
Lauren Carter has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for Lie Down Within the Night.
Lauren Carter is the author of the novel Swarm and the poetry collection Lichen Bright. She's currently at work on four books, including a poetry collection to be published in 2019. A transplanted Ontarian, she lives in St. Andrews, Man., where she works as a creativity coach, a workshop facilitator and a writer, between dog walks and knitting binges.
Entry in five-ish words
Poems from a broken heart
The poem's source of inspiration
"These poems were written in the difficult months following my brother's death from suicide."
I carry my life
Lake where other canoes
once paddled, heavy
with heaps of pelts.
Behind me, my brother,