the cutthroat's wishlist   crept in to covered spaces, crawled in anywhere, became punctured with hidden, felt up and abandoned   memory loss, if reconstructed in a three dimensional way ship steers, bucks left uncoiled and repulsed   if you were to look back at the crux of the ocean the dividing line, the long game you'd see an ocean hovering on the cut tilting out a clock   if there were ballads like those or revenge songs sung into cold wild night, unabashed wind and wood wound into bent into curves composite went and woof wavebreaking and a thick pulse   the jestwind, the muscle and howl oceancrusted with foam and drowned men what a peace i found there amongst the kelp and the mud.
Mariner Janes was born in Victoria, BC, and raised in East Vancouver.  His books include The Monument Cycles (Talonbooks 2013), and blueprint, a chapbook.  He has also been published in West Coast Line.  While studying at SFU, he co-edited iamb magazine, a venue for new and emerging writers. Mariner works in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and aims to bring the multitude of voices he finds there into his work, through found poetry, transcription, and storytelling.  He is currently at work on a second collection of poetry and short stories.