Before I took up wildlife photography, I wrote poems. I still write poems. I’m only two weeks away from completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in creative writing at Vancouver Island University (VIU). In the fall, I’m starting a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. My poems have been published in some of Canada’s most respected literary magazines, including The Malahat Review and Prairie Fire. The purpose of telling you this isn’t to brag, but it is to say that combining my wildlife photography with poetry only seems natural.
I’m excited to present my first two poem prints below. Both photos are from a story I published a few weeks ago, “Barred owls, spotted owls, and the value of a life.” If you haven’t read it yet, I dive deep into British Columbia’s barred owl cull by not only going over the facts and numbers but also by exploring my imperfect relationships with animals. I wrote the poems in a poetry class at VIU in response to the photos.
The poem prints are 8 in by 10 in, limited edition out of 10, signed and numbered, and are only $30 CAD!
Strix Varia (Barred owl poem)
Warbird (Anna's hummingbird poem)
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