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.
"For Spencer, 1920-1942" by Kelley Aitken
"Three Kisses or To A Bacterium" by nancy viva davis halifax
"To the Unicellular Residents of My Microbiome, in Fear and Gratitude" by Maureen Hynes
"I Glimpsed a Covert World" by Anita Lahey
"Fuligo Septica in the petri looking glass? " by Dilys Leman
"The False Divide between Physics and Philosophy" by Sheila Stewart