Poem in Prism International

In the fall of 2021 I had a poem appear in the “Wonder” themed issue of Prism International, an excellent journal based in Vancouver, BC. Now that the next issue has appeared (also full of excellent work), I feel I can share screenshots from Issue 60.1, “Wonder”, in which my poem first appeared.

The experience of working with Prism’s Poetry Editor Emily Chou was fantastic and I hope I might get the chance to do so again in future.

You can download a short PDF with the cover and my poem “Birds in the Very Early Universe” below.

The cover of Prism International, Fall 2021, on the theme of "Wonder"
It’s still possible to purchase the Wonder issue from the Prism International archive.

New work appearing in 2022

I’m very excited about a number of poems forthcoming in journals in 2022, including ones in “Whale Road Review”, “Crosswinds Poetry Journal”, “Please See Me” (a journal with a medical/health focus), and “The Journal of Undiscovered Poets”, as well as an essay that will appear in 2023 in “Lake Effect” out of Penn State in the United States.

A real high point for me will be having a poem appear in “December Magazine”, a print journal that’s been around since 1958. The poem is actually two variations on a poem that I wrote in imagined conversation with the incredible US poet Marvin Bell, who served as an Advisory Editor to the magazine before his passing in 2020. The poem addresses the notion of poetic devices. I’m beyond thrilled that the editors of December Magazine loved the variations and will print them in an upcoming issue of this exceptional literary journal.

An excellent interview with Bell, along with three of his poems, was shared by December Magazine at the end of 2020, immediately following his death.

Published by Dagne Forrest

Dagne Forrest lives and works in a small town just west of Canada's capital. She shares her life with several other humans, an athletic labrador retriever who suffers from separation anxiety, three cats, and a small flock of chickens. Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared in journals in the US, UK, Australia, and Canada. In 2021 she was one of 15 poets featured in Canada’s Poem in Your Pocket campaign.

2 thoughts on “Poem in Prism International

  1. Thanks for this. It is just incredible what you are accomplishing – happy for you.

    Love from your Mum xxoo


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