The Cross-Country Poetry Swap

The Cross-Country Poetry Swap documents my 2014 trip from Victoria, British Columbia to Halifax, Nova Scotia. As my partner and I drove across the country, I left poetry on the way: at rest stops, campgrounds, and cafes. I was curious to see who would pick up my offerings, and who (if anyone) would take the time to respond. As the trip unfolded, and my partner became very ill halfway across this enormous country of ours, I found that my poetry project became a lifeline. Without the poems that follow, I don’t know if I would have made it to Halifax in one piece.