Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Emily McGiffin lives in northwest B.C. where she is active with the Skeena Watershed Conservation Coalition. Her first collection of poetry is Between Dusk and Night (Brick 2012). Born in 1980, she has been a finalist for CBC literary awards.

How to speak
to this wind running past

to join the water gathering
at the foot of the mountain?

Long ago, a boulder--
large as a house--

fell from the cliff high above.
Mossy, it rests now amid the trees.

[BCBW 2012]