I have learned
to tiptoe gently
in soft snow.

I have learned
to take corners
slowly …

Poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Susan J. Atkinson is an award-winning poet. Recently, she received honourable mention in the New Quarterly’s 2023 Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Contest and was longlisted for the 2023 Ruth and David Lampe Poetry Award. Her work has appeared in journals, anthologies, and online. Her debut poetry collection, The Marta Poems, was published in 2020 by Silver Bow Publishing. Her second collection, all things small, will appear in spring 2024 (see www.susanjatkinson.com).

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