This is a small selection of poems written by Douglas Elves, whose book, Riverlines, is now available at Audreys Books and through¬† McNally Robinson, FriesenPress, Chapters*, Amazon*,¬†Blackwell’s UK, Barnes&Noble, AbeBooks, etc.; or ask at your local bookstore.

View the sample poems here. The book also contains many other, mostly earlier, poems not on a river theme.

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The source of the North Saskatchewan River, the Saskatchewan Glacier. Photo taken by Doug from Parker Ridge, Banff National Park.