Two Poems

these poem-letters were first drafted as part of an ongoing correspondence with Zoë Fay-Stindt, begun in August 2021. writing between Toronto and Iowa, we exchanged these reflections and observations, these invitations into intimacy as a commitment to building closeness across distance and through language. over the course of the last two years, these words have begun to echo, to hold aloft and examine the same questions, to spiral and return; they began, as Z writes in another letter, to "sing with memory."

2. maybe trying to rest means no more escaping
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Jody Chan is a writer, drummer, organizer, and therapist based in Toronto/Tkaronto. They are the author of haunt (Damaged Goods Press), all our futures (PANK), and sick (Black Lawrence Press), winner of the 2018 St. Lawrence Book Award and 2021 Trillium Award for Poetry. They are also a performing member with RAW Taiko Drummers.

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