Rae Spoon on music, literature, pronouns and life

Rae Spoon is not easily categorized. Their most recent album, I Can’t Keep All of Our Secrets, is a pop- folk-electronic album exploring the process of grief. Besides touring, they are also involved in putting together a documentary about transgendered people for the National Film Board and writing their first book, “First Spring Grassfire.” Rae…

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She’s going

“…to hell in a handCasket!” (What I always thought she said) As though I would be shrunk by sin And carried by those who knew better. Creaking forward out of a sunken chair Her skin as dusty as a mile in the desert, “…a handCasket!” Left at the iron gates Which never close Though never…

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I want to write about big silences between little words About skin, on the underside of your wrist I want to write about the last leaf falling And watching it lay down to die. I want to write about the effusion of hope in the chest blossoming like ink in water, Like a gulp of…

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