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Jamella Hagen

author image Jamella Hagen grew up in Hazelton, BC and has lived in Vancouver, Brazil and South Korea. Her poems have appeared in journals across Canada including Arc, Event and The Malahat Review as well as in the anthologies Unfurled: Collected Poetry from Northern BC Women, Ice Floe: New and Selected Poems and The Best Canadian Poetry in English, 2010. Her work has won The Fiddlehead's Ralph Gustafson Poetry Prize, placed third in This Magazine's Great Canadian Literary Hunt and been shortlisted for a CBC Literary Award. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from UBC, is a former executive editor of PRISM international and has coordinated the Whitehorse Poetry Festival. She currently lives in Whitehorse, Yukon, and is an instructor at Yukon College.


Book Cover Kerosene
978-0-88971-263-8 · 0-88971-263-8 · September 2011 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95
What we used to burn for light Before power lines snapped and hummed Their way down the hill, pushing Thin-skinned poplars to the ground.