Proximal Poems

In the spring of 2021, six Canadian poets (“The Intransigents,” formerly known as “The Inconvenients”) came together to pursue a lyric response to Proximal Spaces. The writers were challenged and inspired by the virtual exhibition with its combination of art, science, and proxemics.The focus of the artworks – what inhabits and thrives in the spaces and environments where we live, work, and breathe—generated these six distinctive poems.