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Live Encounters Poetry & Writing English-Chinese Edition January 2023
There is no place that does not see you, poem by Micheline Maylor.
There is no place that does not see you
Yesterday, no trees demanded insight from me.
And they won’t again today. Therefore, I walk
among them again. Much of life insists,
even small things demand responsibility:
the water bottle commands recycle, melody requests repeat,
even lungs drum time to breath. I weary of this beauty,
but there is no place that does not see you.
The Algonquin make violation of keeping:
bannock always breaks. Greed means obscenity,
and ownership disease. Notice now that lung again,
how villi release, ventilate carbon back to trees.
We’re all in symbiosis here.
We’ll all emancipate our molecules back.
How complicated is that?
from Little Wildheart (the university of Alberta press 2017)
米其林·梅尔是2016年-18年卡尔加里桂冠诗人。她最新诗集《坏妻子》（The Bad Wife）由阿尔伯塔大学出版，入选加拿大最佳诗集“雷蒙德·苏斯特”奖长名单，也入围罗伯特·克罗伊茨实验诗歌奖。她参与海象以及TEDX演讲，是卡尔加里图书馆的2016年驻馆作家。2019年她获得阿尔伯塔省诗歌优秀编辑奖。米其林获得纽卡斯尔大学英语语言以及针对创意写作和20世纪加拿大诗学文学的博士学位。
Dr. Micheline Maylor is a Poet Laureate Emeritus of Calgary (2016-18). Her most recent book is The Bad Wife (U of A Press 2021) which was longlisted for the Raymond Souster Award for best Canadian book of poetry and was short-listed for the Robert Kroetsch award for experimental poetry. She is a Walrus talker, a TEDX talker, and she was the Calgary Public Library Author in Residence (2016). She won the Lois Hole Award for Editorial excellence for poetry in Alberta (2019). Micheline attained a Ph.D. at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne in English Language and Literature with a focus in Creative Writing and 20th Century Canadian Poetics.