The Small Way - Poems


What strange gravity draws two people together? What pulls them apart?

In The Small Way, a woman re-evaluates herself and her marriage as she comes to terms with a spouse’s transition. Intimate and powerful, the poems celebrate the courage of a partner coming out as a trans woman and records the confusion in facing a partner’s changing gender identity. Speaking to the tenderness that exists between two people, the book explores shifting bodies and changing emotional landscapes, and examines what it really means to love someone. The poems reside in the stillness of two bodies and in the intersection between time and grief. The Small Way is a passionate record of love and loss, and a naked exploration of vulnerability. The book is an elegy to love and memory, a chronicle of holding on and letting go.

Cover art by Kris Berendsen.

Published by Caitlin Press, August 2018.

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A correspondence with Ben Ladouceur for The Puritan.

For The Small Way. Ormsby Review, by Renée Saklikar.

For The Small Way. The Maynard, by Jami Macarty & Leena Niemela.


Nominated for BC Book Prizes, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize 2019.