Lakshmi Gill

Lakshmi Gill is a poet and educator who has published extensively in Canadian and world literature. She was one of the two women poets (along with Dorothy Livesay) who founded the League of Canadian Poets in 1966. Lakshmi has received numerous awards. A Punjabi/Spanish-Filipina writer, she lives in British Columbia, and is a current member of The Writers’ Union of Canada.

The Patience of Affixes

Within the half-life of affixes in the grey gap between pre- -suf are thoughtlings swimming to the surface. In winter needs must break the ice with battered noses. In summer they leap and dive with paeanismus tails. In breeding season …

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Ipseity Game

Canadian or not, here I come! I’ve counted long enough my arm pressed against the brick numbed despite the stings my brow creased over eyes closed as per social rules my feet pricked by dirt tickled to near death. You …

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Mother’s Line as Logarithmic Spiral

This place where wily warehousemen and clerks traded pots and pans for ermine and marten This place—Voilà un diamant du Canada— quartz crystals exhibited back home This place—the land God gave Cain— rocky shores now slowly sinking into the sea …

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