Kim Fahner was the fourth poet laureate of the City of Greater Sudbury (2016-18), and the first woman to be appointed to the role. She has published four volumes of poetry, including /You Must Imagine the Cold (Scrivener Press, 1997), braille on water (Penumbra Press, 2001), The Narcoleptic Madonna (Penumbra Press, 2012), and Some Other Sky (Black Moss Press, 2017). She is a playwright and a novelist. Kim Fahner continues her lifelong look at the trees, birds and waters of northern Ontario in her fifth poetry collection, These Wings (Pedlar Press, 2019). From those labouring in the mining underworld to the vulnerable lives constructed above, Fahner walks us to the thin place between aching and soaring, where something holy is glimpsed.
Kim Fahner finds “art where it’s least expected on this morning’s longest walk” in this lyric exploration. Whether responding to the landscape of the Great Lakes or an exhibit at the National Gallery, her perceptive, connective eye finds poetry everywhere. —Alice Major