Author Archives: Kim Goldberg

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is an award-winning poet and journalist and the author of 7 books. Latest titles: UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact: goldberg@ncf.ca

The Keys of the Piano

The Keys of the Piano Kim Goldberg The keys of the piano at the annual extinction concert were built from bones of vanished species—each pallid slab a different absence in the ravelling weft. And the people wept as the unholy … Continue reading

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Window

WINDOW For years I shut my bedroom window to sleep so the percussion of the city did not fetter my descent not penetrate my dreamy slump with rev of engine, shouted goodbyes, dumpster lid banging shut Now with more days … Continue reading

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Photos from Submarine Dead Ahead (Re)Launch

A few photos from the recent re-launching of my 1991 book, Submarine Dead Ahead! Waging Peace in America’s Nuclear Colony (Harbour Publishing), about the work and vision of a local peace group in the 1980s, the Nanoose Conversion Campaign.  Including … Continue reading

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Book (Re)Launch: Submarine Dead Ahead

Please join me on November 9th for the re-launch of my 1991 book Submarine Dead Ahead: Waging Peace in America’s Nuclear Colony, documenting the work and vision of the historic and flamboyant local peace group, the Nanoose Conversion Campaign (NCC). … Continue reading

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Library

Library Kim Goldberg Somewhere beyond silent streets and woodlands, beyond upheaved graveyards, empty schools, dry spillways, vacant hibernaculums for little brown bats beyond the last larval foodplant for the last western tiger swallowtail an old woman sits by the sea … Continue reading

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Some Loves

Some Loves Kim Goldberg We enter the elfin wood along trillium way barely a deer trail with rotting planks spanning rivulets and mucky divides. We wobble-walk across, twisting our way deeper into the moss-hung fairy glade flanked by sword fern … Continue reading

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Alchemical Reaction

Alchemical Reaction (Villanelle for Earth Day 2017) Kim Goldberg To drink a potion is to believe flower, wing, tail can bring the change we seek. All we hold will have to be released. Has the vulture overhead come for me? … Continue reading

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