Kegan McFadden Literature Poetry

on our first date

Kegan McFadden


he got a nosebleed
, and as a counter-
measure sneezed
onto the bouquet
of white daisies
he’d bought on
his walk to the
Italian restaurant
, confusing the real
point of the story—
spring was in the air.


Photo credit Bailey Legault

Originally from Winnipeg, writer/curator/artist Kegan McFadden now lives on Vancouver Island where he continues to blur the line between the visual and literary arts. Kegan’s writing has appeared in Geist, Poetry is Dead, The Lemon Hound Review, and Cv2, among numerous artist-run centre publications throughout Canada. With Clarise Foster, Kegan guest-edited “The Poetics of Queer” — Cv2’s issue dedicated to LGBTQ* writers.