The Dance Current



- George Stamos is a dancer, choreograp­her, filmmaker, writer and educator.

This poem is partly inspired by my memories of my great-grandmothe­r’s house, located in Head of Chezzetcoo­k, a rural community on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. The text is a reflection on my early childhood memories of watching Great-Grammy tend to the wood stove from her rocking chair and her subtle teachings on how to survive trauma. It’s also a Queer matrilinea­l reflection on heredity and an homage to my mother,

Gloria Clarke (1947-2009).

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