what it sounds like to be far away
is a new work which will begin development in 2023
Some early research and source materials:
by Alycia Pirmohamed
She did not know the shape of
this country- wide darkjagged
bend in the river, rock elm withering,
into unfamiliar, needled forest.
She was searching for the water and the water
was a heartache tongued by wild deer.
In northern Alberta, she was a line of crow
edging the unknown,
a woman caught between fennels of a dream
and long mouths of birch
Even the key of her body-
could not unlock this landscape.
Sometimes there is a fog thick enough
to hide the trees
and she imagined this country unwithers,
becomes a different land,
where her body is shaped like the river
and the river
is shaped like belonging.