In this week’s One Minute Poem, Cornelia Hoogland reads “Oh Lord, the Terror of Beginnings” from Dressed in Only a Cardigan, She Picks Up Her Tracks in the Snow, (Baseline Press, 2021).
By kind permission of the poet and Baseline Press.
Dressed in Only a Cardigan, She Picks Up Her Tracks in the Snow, (Baseline Press, 2021) contains scenes of dailyness and death of my immigrant mother, Wilhelmina Grootendorst, 1924-2019. Cosmic Bowling (Guernica, 2020), is a collaboration with the visual artist Ted Goodden. Two recent short-list nods from the CBC Literary Prizes include “Sea Level” (nonfiction) also published by Baseline Press. Trailer Park Elegy and Woods Wolf Girl were finalists for Canadian national awards. Hoogland was the 2019 writer-in-residence for the Al Purdy A-Frame and the Whistler Festival. Hoogland lives on unceded Puntledge and K’omox territories on Hornby Island. http://www.corneliahoogland.com/