Karen Solie

Karen Solie is the author of the poetry collections Short Haul Engine, Modern and Normal, and Pigeon. Her selected and new poems, The Living Option, was published in the U.K. by Bloodaxe Books in 2013. A new collection is forthcoming in 2015 from House of Anansi Press and Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

For the Ski Jump at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary

You grew into your destiny in the city’s northwest, overlooking a gas station, the KOA, a few acreages maybe on the earliest suggestions of foothills, we hardly remember what that was like. It was before I was born into what …

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