Author Archives: Janet Barkhouse

Janet Barkhouse

About Janet Barkhouse

Janet Barkhouse’s poems and stories have been published across Canada in such journals as CV2, Literary Review of Canada, Riddle Fence, Room Magazine, and The New Quarterly. Her debut collection of poems, Salt Fires, published by Pottersfield Press in the fall of 2018, follows on two chapbooks, Silence and Sable Island Fieldnotes (with photographs by Zoe Lucas); a “docupoem” short film screened at Lunenburg Doc Fest 2017; and three children’s books. Janet lives on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

Words Fail Me

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Autumn by Phyllis Koppel   Words Fail Me Snow is falling in my brain, gentle,
relentless. It starts with a small silence, a gap
in the easy rhythm of talk. A familiar word fails to arrive.
Bewildered by the changing…