Michelle Poirier Brown

Michelle Poirier Brown

poet + performer + photographer


“On Seeing My Daughter Underwater; Heartsong; Life at Work; Mysterious Customs of the Professional Class Regarding Food.” Poems. The Antigonish Review. In Press, 2024.

“Gala Date.” Flash Fiction. This Magazine. In Press, 2024.

song cycles

“The Length of a Day” for tenor and piano. Composed by Jeffrey Ryan. Commissioned by Pacific Opera Victoria. April 16, 2021.


“The Kindness of a Poem.” Guest poetry blog. Recovering Words with Richard Osler. September 2023.

“I Am Waking.” Guest poetry blog. Recovering Words with Richard Osler. September 2023.

“Understanding My Face.” Demeter Press. Don’t Tell: Family Secrets anthology. January 2023.

“The Amnio Journal.” The Malahat Review. Issue #212. Fall 2020. (Nominated for Personal Journalism category in 2021 National Magazine Awards).

“The Impulse.” Applebeard Editions, Release Any Words Stuck Inside You II. Fall 2019.

“The House on Strathnaver Avenue.” The Fieldstone Review, 2017.

“Under the Covers.” The Sun, Readers Write column, November 1996.


“now come the creatures small.” Night Forest Press. Flower Bombs: Love and Hate in the Anthropocene. November 2023.

“Something Purple.” MBC Magazine, Issue #29. July 2023.

“A Fragile Defiance.” Literary Review of Canada. March 2022.

“Duck Ugly.” Emrys Journal. Vol 38. Winter 2022.

“Conception.” Pocket Lint, Issue 3. Nov 2021.

“The Day The Flowers Came Was An Ordinary Day.” untethered magazine. Issue Vol. 6.1. Fall 2021.

“A Cure for Sorrow, a Prescription for Despair” and “Before the Open Refrigerator Door.” Muriel’s Journey Poetry Prize chapbook, Fire in the Heart. Fall 2021.

Various Poems. The Art Bar Poetry Series. Oct 19, 2021.

“Praise.” Poetry Daily. Sept 21, 2021.

“Poems From The Front Porch.” Planet Earth Poetry, “Poets Caravan,” highlighting the rich cultural landscape of Southern Vancouver Island. September 2021.

“Photograph.” Applebeard Editions, Release Any Words Stuck Inside You III anthology. July 2021.

“Sacred Loss.” The Puritan, Issue 53. Spring 2021.

“Praise.” The Greensboro Review. Issue 109. Spring 2021.

“Place They Now Begin.” Van Isle Poetry Collective. Issue 2. April 2021.

“Love Poem.” Right Hand PointingIssue 139: the sky is a black canvas. July 2020.

“So Good.” Plentitude Magazine. Open Submissions. 2020. LCP Poetry Pause, Feb 2021.

“A Perspective On Women” and “Beneficiaries of a Genocide.” Arc Poetry Magazine Issue 92. Response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Summer 2020. LCP Poetry Pause, March 2021.

“Winnipeg Trip” and “Two Mornings, 2018” (originally published as “Porch Poems”). League of Canadian Poets/SAWCI Chapbook Series. I am what becomes of broken branch: A Collection of Voices by Indigenous Poets in Canada. May 2020. LCP Poetry Pause, July 2021.

“what it is like to be this extreme and appear normal.” Arc-Hive Studio. Ekphrasis: Poets Respond to Arc-Hive Studio Artists chapbook.  April 2020.

“Smoke.” League of Canadian Poets Chapbook Series, Fresh Voices: Tending the Fire. April 2020.

“Jet Lag.” Vallum 17.1, “Home” issue. Spring 2020. Featured in Vallum’s Poem of the Week. August 2020.

“Those I Call Friends.” Grain Magazine 47.2, Of Auburn And Blue. Winter 2020.

“Blue Shard.” Open Minds Quarterly, Vol 21 Issue 3: Something Doesn’t Have to Be Complete to Be Valid. Fall 2019.

“The Weight of Snow.” Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds (Yvonne Blomer, ed). Caitlin Press, March 2020

“Lasts.” Grain Magazine 46.5. Indigenous Writers & Storytellers issue. Summer 2019. 

“The Cast,” “Walk On The Left Hand Side,” and “I Want To Sleep In You.” CV2 Magazine 42.1 Summer issue. 2019.

“Wake.” Festival of Literary Diversity program. April 2020; PRISM international 57.1 “Dreams” issue, Fall 2018. (Pushcart nomination).

“Dialogue as Seditious Act.” Dis(s)ent, (George Elliot Clarke, Sanita Fejzić, eds.), In/Words Magazine & Press, 2018.

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