Common Plants of Nunavut (II): Mountain Sorrel
by Caroline Goodwin

MOUNTAIN SORREL Oh the myrtle so bright. The eyeslip, the bee. Still and know. And how sad I am, and for days on end. In 1962, they burned the village to the ground. Your pots and pans, your baskets, your planks where the sun rays touched first. I gather up the rhizoids. When I am … Continue reading Common Plants of Nunavut (II): Mountain Sorrel
by Caroline Goodwin

Common Plants of Nunavut
by Caroline Goodwin

MOUNTAIN AVENS This is when the birds start to lay eggs. And this one starts to uncoil. Today the sky is most unfriendly. Downright hostile, one could say. All pallid, all doughy, all globule, all spasm, all unshapely, all unspun. When at last they can’t find you anywhere, they remove the breathing tube. Every scrap … Continue reading Common Plants of Nunavut
by Caroline Goodwin

Caroline Goodwin

Caroline Goodwin’s books are Trapline, Peregrine and The Paper Tree. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University, she currently teaches at California College of the Arts and the Stanford Writer’s Studio. From 2014 – 16 she served as the first Poet Laureate of San Mateo County, California. Website: carolinegoodw.com