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Two Poems

Anne Michaels

‘I told you how the bison woke / the earth / I knew you were listening’

Anne Michaels

Anne Michaels is the author of the internationally bestselling novel Fugitive Pieces, which won multiple prizes including the Orange Prize and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and was made into a major film. Her second novel, The Winter Vault, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She is also the author of several highly acclaimed poetry volumes, the selected volume Poems, and, most recently, Correspondences, which was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her books have been translated into more than forty-five languages. Anne Michaels lives in Toronto, and is the city’s Poet Laureate.

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