A deeply personal long poem about migration and legacy and their resonance in a modern world.

This Meditation on the impact of human and ecological trauma explores the cost of survival for three generations of women living between empires. Writing from within the disappearing tallgrass prairie, Sarah Ens follows connections between the Russian Mennonite diaspora and the disrupted migratory patterns of grassland birds. Drawing on family history, eco-poetics, and the rich tradition of the Canadian long poem, Flyway migrates along pathways of geography and the heart to grapple with complexities of home.

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  • Sarah Ens

    Sarah Ens is a writer and editor based in Treaty 1 territory. She is the author of two books of poetry, Flyway, a prairie long poem, and The World Is Mostly Sky (Turnstone Press).