Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Tuesday poem #231 : Shazia Hafiz Ramji : Habitable

To root and hold

Thirty-nine years away

Seven planets

Migrations of large distances

Dwell and reside

Dinosaurs are thought

To forage in new areas

Science it back

Arrive by taxi

Cross into Emerson

To have and hold

Passports and papiers

In the offering

The star itself is small

A platform for cells

Factors that influence

Appearance and conduct



Shazia Hafiz Ramji lives in Vancouver, BC, where she is the poetry editor for Prism international magazine. She is the recipient of the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and was shortlisted for the 2016 National Magazine Awards. Her poetry has recently appeared in Canadian Literature and filling Station, and her first chapbook is Prosopopoeia (Anstruther Press, 2017). Shazia will be at the Cascadia Poetry Festival in October 2017.

the Tuesday poem is curated by rob mclennan

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