"Strangled by Growth"
"Sea to Sky"
Andrew French is a writer from North Vancouver, BC, and is pursuing an MA in English at the University of British Columbia. His poetry has previously appeared in a wide range of journals across North America and the UK, and his debut chapbook, DO NOT DISCARD ASHES, is forthcoming from The Temz Review's 845 Press. He regularly publishes reviews of poetry collections and grills his favourite authors on Page Fright: A Literary Podcast.
"'Strangled by Growth' responds to Emily Carr's painting of the same name."
"'Sea to Sky' borrows four lines from Chris Bailey's poem 'This Guy':
This guy who lost a father but still joked. Lost a father
and saw the dark for what it was, then came back.
Strapped on shoes he wasn’t sure he’d grow into
but fuck it. A fella needs something for his feet.”