POEM Emily Vanderploeg

NWR Issue 118

Orienteering

I’ll trace creeks with the lines on my palm;
tell the fortunes of life amongst the bulrushes.
The skeeters speak slow here; they’re so quiet,
whispering about what the land remembers...


Emily Vanderploeg has an MA and PhD in Creative Writing (Swansea University), and teaches at Queen’s University. Her writing has been published in both the UK and Canada, and was shortlisted for the Impress Prize. This summer she took part in the 2018 Hay Festival Writers at Work scheme. Originally from Aurora, Ontario, Canada, she lives in Swansea.

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