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"inspired by louisa pipkin" by Louise Bak


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Published January 1, 2023

inspired by louisa pipkin

by Louise Bak
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

she at dis/mantle art at spadina
museum, inspired by freedom,
seeker and the efforts of freedom
seeker, louisa pipkin, and the
efforts of black abolitionists
another towering landmark,
is expected to enter the fray in 2025
with coming union centre development
ultraman lives on planet ultra
there is no captain nippon
in japan, something of insect versions
of residual dorsal fin, sometimes the pinholes
as multiplex eyes, nor eyelashes

Louise Bak was born in Kingston, Ontario and has lived in Toronto since 1991. She works actively as a writer, editor, radio broadcaster, performance artist, and sexuality counsellor. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies in North America. Two of her books, Gingko Kitchen and Tulpa, were published by Coach House Books.

This poem is included in Poetry World #5, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Toronto Poetry Magazine:

by Jessica Cosman

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