A reflection by Carrie Ann Barton Science tells us that the sense of smell most strongly sparks our memories and emotions I smell stories I smell reunions I smell tradition I smell anticipation I smell family I smell Love . . Back to Vol. 7, Issue 2 | Read the Table of Contents | Like Our Stories? Please Donate!
by Momoe Malietoa von Reiche In the cool Of morning Moving waters fall Silently seeking Pathways to the sea Blue veined Crisscross a fractured landscape Nervous leftovers of Cultural powerlines that Carved vertical earths Into umbered lakes Reflecting Deceptive silver linings In the sun Shades of a troubled Paradise Lost in camouflaged lushness Azure oceans
by Nigel Haggan Note: Please see YouTube for a video from the 2017 Pipelines and the Poetics of Place event in Vancouver, BC. . . As “tar sands,” the Alberta bitumen deposits are a vector for protest. As “oil sands,” they are hailed as vital to Canada’s economy. The Enbridge Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan pipeline
by Patrick Howard . We don’t like to think of our lives as predictable, as being mapped out, but our connections to people and place and how they shape who we become are most often undeniable. Much to the surprise of friends and family, on graduating from teacher’s college, I chose to take a position
by Lee Beavington I watch coyote cross the freeway trickster weaves amid wheeled gods her belly droops with gaunt lactation survivor of west coast wild abides two-legged rules of concrete haste ceaseless in her search The bald eagle roosts in the Hydro tower her nest threaded by power line feathers that once soared rot
by Jeanine M. Canty Everything interesting happens at the edges. As we are moving to restore our relationships with nature, including one another, in an extremely diverse and globally connected planet, the knowledge we need is held by those who are crossing boundaries between fixed viewpoints, restoring relationship with place, holding multiple ways of being, and