YYC POP: Poetic Portraits of Poetry, a Sheri-D Wilson Laureate Project

doctor doctor

– katie o’brien

to make espresso, drive
boiling water through finely ground
C. arabica (preferably on a
wintery November morning

prior to discussing familial
trauma, colonisation, one’s history
as Catholic monk-cum-depressed beer
advertiser with undergraduates hanging
on every syllable

after taking transit for an hour
longer than intended) meticulously
dispersed and tamped

resulting in poetically smooth
coffee with soft crema
on top

katie o’brien

katie o’brien is a poet, community worker, queer activist, and Netflix enthusiast originally from St. John’s, Ktaqamkuk, on unceded Beothuk land. a peal of thunder, a moment of (The Blasted Tree, 2019) is their third chapbook. katie dislikes lying, sings a lot, and doesn’t kill bugs. 

katie o'brien