Kimberley Orton

I walk through this world in snapshots. Episodes. Bits of soundtrack. (I see, I am, I hear.) Poetry, though, poetry is what grants me flow, gives me voice, and allows me to stand loudly (I know, I speak, I become.) These ordinary graces are what let me be here, madly. Everyday. With want and relish and such, such love. Kimberley Orton is a mixed European and Algonquin Métis poet/playwright, photographer of skies, and registered midwife who lives and works in downtown Toronto. She has been pub-lished by Playwrights Guild of Canada, and a variety of literary publications across Turtle Island. Mostly known for her writings about strong women who, through sharing their stories, are able to (re)connect themselves to one another, to notions of sanity, and to a feeling of place, Kimberley is exploring themes of love cycles and intergenerational healing in her new collection, ‘the and poems’. She holds degrees from UofT in Theatre and English Literature, and is currently com-pleting her MFA in Creative Writing at UBC.

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December, 2020
  • the heart is the river

    dark hair from darker place the drum i remind feel the drum the beat her heart the heart (is) the ri ...

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