Genevieve MacKay


Conviction lies, to rot
like autumn’s fallen leaves.

Don’t take the Queen
of Elfland’s cup,

but rather wake: unspent,
unslaked, and aching,

on the curve of a winter hill.

Genevieve MacKay is a working writer, musician, and arts administrator living in Vancouver, BC, where she also completed her MA in Ancient Culture, Religion, and Ethnicity at the University of British Columbia. Her work has appeared in Room Magazine and Front Magazine, and in Leaf Press’s “Monday’s Poem” series.