Ideomancer (an awesome online speculative fiction magazine) just published my poem “A Kindness of Ravens” on their website!
This one is free and ready-to-go for your reading pleasure here.
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This is the blurb I wrote describing the poem. It’s on the Ideomancer site too:
“A Kindness of Ravens” was inspired by the visits I made to see my grandmother at the UBC Hospital and the cranes (birds) and cranes (machines) all over campus. I imagined Raven, trickster deity of the Haida, forming a kindness of ravens with my grandmother when she died, rather than one of the actual collective nouns for ravens: an unkindness. There is also a pandemonium of other avian literary allusions in the poem. Comment if you can find them!
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