Without

poetry by Lindsay Miles
third place winner of the 2017 Blodwyn Memorial Prize in poetry

“‘Without’ is a quintessential narrative poem with a masterful eye for the everyday, for the small: small moments, small language. Effectively compact with masterful line breaks, ‘Without’ displays a stunning attention to the power of an image; it is the perfect encapsulation of what a poem has the potential to be: a perfect distillation of everyday life.”

LINDSAY MILES was shortlisted in 2014 for Briarpatch Magazine’s creative nonfiction contest. Her work has appeared in The Maynard, Self Care for Skeptics and Emerge, an anthology for emerging writers put out by Simon Fraser University. Lindsay is currently completing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Guelph-Humber. She lives in Toronto.