The Tantramar Re-Vision by Kevin Irie
2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist
Kevin Irie has made the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize longlist for The Tantramar Re-Vision.
Kevin Irie's poems have been published in Canada and abroad and been translated into French, Spanish and Japanese. He is a past finalist for the CBC Poetry Prize, as well as a finalist for the Toronto Book Award and the Acorn-Plantos Award for People's Poetry. Kevin lives in Toronto.
Entry in five-ish words
Thompson's Tantramar as paradise/purgatory
The poem's source of inspiration
"The landscape of John Thompson's poems."
Follow the path like a rip to its edge,
a scar down its seam,
follow the route,
just a trail
straight as a finger that points from no hand
Past High Marsh farms and farther fields.