Sighting by Nolan Natasha
2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist
Nolan Natasha has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for Sighting.
About Nolan Natasha
Nolan Natasha's poetry has recently appeared in EVENT, Plenitude and The Puritan. His work has been shortlisted for Geist's Postcard Story Contest and the Atlantic Writing Competition. He currently lives and writes poetry and fiction in Halifax, N.S., and is working on his first novel and full-length poetry manuscript.
Entry in five-ish words
UFO sighting / anomalous love poem
The poem's source of inspiration
"Much of my work emerges from moments of recognition and connection that remain resonant years after the fact, where the details seem to glow from a distance. This poem explores one such occasion of unexpected connection."
The stars were not what kept us there, or the glowing that appeared
below Cassiopeia, waving veins of light in our direction.
No thick black sky crawling with stars could have kept me
on the roof of the boathouse—a mansion for spiders.