02/26/2015

Skeins sheep-shorn, we gather;
make a nest. Bilberry bushes plucked
to bare red branches.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

Both these poems were written while hiking in the remote Westfjords region of Iceland as part of the Wildfjords Trail’s Artists Residency. (Kate is referring to “Of Knowledge” as well.)

“Winter” is a fairly straightforward transcription of what I saw hiking through that landscape (beautiful, desolate).

BIO:

Kate Angus is a founding editor of Augury Books. Her work has appeared in Indiana Review, Subtropics, Verse Daily, Best New Poets 2010 and 2014 and others. She is the recipient of A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize for Creative Nonfiction.
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