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

Arrival (a triolet)

I am delighted to have my triolet “Arrival” published in the January 2018 issue of the Literary Review of Canada. The poetry theme for the January issue was ” Reflections on Canada’s 150th” — a topic that, for many poets, … Continue reading

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Burial

Burial The King of the Kookaburras feared seven words so he dug seven holes in the earth. He knew he wasn’t crazy— his angst was science-based. The interment of bad language was both duty and entitlement. One night while the … Continue reading

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River

River The crunch of Christmas morning snow punctuates my stroll along the river’s edge, its lazy sprawl toward harbour, all the mysteries of the estuary adrift upon dark arms—rotted log, crumpled maple leaves, a wild duck’s perfect wing cleaved from … Continue reading

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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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