news | Monday February 14, 2022

Happy Valentine's Day

Author photo of Junie Désil.

For this year’s love day, Vancouver’s poet laureate, Fiona Tinwei Lam, curated three poems for the Tyee by local Black writers, including our very own Junie Désil. Désil uses a quote by Dr. Cornel West to inspire her poem: “Never forget that justice is what love looks like in public.” Click here to read Désil’s “Love (An Imperfect Sestina)” as well as the two other poems by Tolu Oloruntoba and Chantal Gibson. Happy Valentine’s Day from Talonbooks!