Bird, Making No Sound

Carol L. MacKay

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Book Description

The poems in Bird, Making No Sound were written over several decades in both BC and Alberta, and in the case of one poem, on a plane over the Atlantic. They are the accumulation of moments, real and imagined, of things said and words almost uttered, and of the many ways time may be marked or reconstructed to move us forward. But, mostly, this collection is about poetry and its gift of voice when other modes of expression are inaccessible.


Praise for poems in Bird, Making No Sound:
“Writing the Prairie on Hornby Island”: “A magical fusion of seascape and prairie memories in brilliant, accessible word choices allows readers to understand the creativity of writers.” – Bernice Lever, Author of Small Acts (Black Moss Press) and Red Letter Day (Black Moss Press)
“This sensual portrait treats the reader to the imagery of a coastal sea under a prairie harvest light.” – Shelley Harrison Rae, author of Life Leaves Stains: selected poems and images (Wordlink Press)
“Maidenhair Fern (Winner of the Wine Country Writer’s Festival 2023 Poetry Prize) “Not only did this poem hit me with the full force of memory, it elevated it.” -Genevieve Wynand

Bird, Making No Sound: Collected Poems, Carol L. MacKay, ISBN 978-0-9739844-1-5, 69p., printed and bound by Creativity Commons, Vancouver Island Regional Library, 2024.