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

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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Carabid

Carabid Kim Goldberg A large ground beetle lumbers across pavement his earthworm parcel twitching and flailing like a flag in a hailstorm. The beetle wobbles from the jerky weight of suppressed freedom until the pair, locked as they are in … Continue reading

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The Next Garden

The Next Garden Kim Goldberg Reading Sam Hamill’s Habitation in my unkempt garden as the sun crests the roof-line, I watch you descend into the scraggle of forgotten stalks—brittle, spent, gone to seed. Last night on Facebook, Sam said he … Continue reading

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The Beaver Lodichai

The Beaver Lodichai by Kim Goldberg ~ The beaver Lodichai was the most celebrated chap in the marsh. His glossy pelt rippled in the sun as he clambered ashore to chip away at young alder trunks. Everyone wanted to be … Continue reading

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Hate Masks Pain (James Baldwin)

“I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.” ― James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

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