Theresa Kishkan

Theresa Kishkan lives with her family on the Sechelt Peninsula on Vancouver Island. An accomplished poet and essayist, her work has been anthologized and published widely. She is the author of six books of poetry, including Black Cup, an anthology of essays, Red Laredo Boots, and a novel, Sisters of Grass. She operates High Ground Press with her husband John Pass.











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Theresa Kishkan

Theresa Kishkan invites her readers to explore culture and nature by looking at landscape and place through a series of historical lenses, ranging from natural history to family history to the broader notions of regional and human history. In her popular essay “month of wild berries picking” she reveals the extent to which native stories articulate the complexity and importance of rules that govern relationships between species, a profoundly symbiotic world where one respected not just the territory of another species but its dung, its bones, its very spirit as well.

Resonating throughout this collection, especially when describing the natural world or in her travel essays, is a rich lyricism and a distinctive visceral imagery. Kishkan is among those literary naturalists whose words transcend the flora and fauna to engage human relationships, social concerns, historical milieus, and political boundaries. For these reasons Phantom Limb stands elegantly in its own energy and light.

  • Winner of the first annual CNFC Readers’ Choice Award

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