Thursday, September 7, 2017

1875 by Grant Guy

1875

Riding across the invisible line 
That divided Alberta from Montana
She sat high in the saddle 
She looked out upon the spreading world in front of her

The view was fine. 

She knew the world could not remain the way it was. 
High in the saddle she was changing the world. 
Every other woman who had and 
Were going to ride high in the saddle
Or broke the earth with an oxen pulled plow 
Would change the world.You 


Fom the front jack of the collection of short stores The Naked City by Sterling Silliphant - where a crime of violence and an act of infinite tenderness can occur seconds apart . . .

In many respects that is what I am attempting to do with my poems and stories. I am interested in our individual humanity in a harsh and sometimes comical environ.



Bio: Grant Guy is a Winnipeg, Canada, poet, writer and playwright. He was the artistic director of Adhere + Deny for 16 years. His poems and writings have been published in Canada, the United States and England. He has three books published; Open Fragments, On the Bright Side of Down and Bus Stop Bus Stop. He was the 2004 recipient of the Manitoba Arts Council's 2004 Award of Distinction and the 2017 recipient of the Winnipeg Arts Council's Making A Difference Award.


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