Poetry from Harper Campbell

Photo: Zian For


in Calgary there is a long highway
it cuts through everything
it cuts me down the middle

I touch the cars
hot in the sun
the smell of concrete

something is spoiling in the sun
the cars go by very fast
the smell of sweetgrass
the smell of sweetgrass

Harper Campbell currently lives in Vancouver. His work has appeared in the Salt Chuck City Review, the Ormsby Review, Columbia Journal and Lunch Ticket. His translations of the Indonesian poet Chairil Anwar can be found at the Twitter handle @Chairil57115624. He has an honours degree in philosophy and Asian studies from the University of British Columbia.

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