rewriting landscape.


Kristin Palm

from The Straits


On 4 June 1701 Antoine de la Mothe, Sieur de Cadillac set sail from Montreal, New France, to found a new settlement in the Great Lakes at le détroit, the straits. Bringing with him twenty-five canoes, fifty soldiers and fifty voyagers, he reached his destination on 24 July 1701.



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City, you are made of alluvial earth.
You are made of geodiferous and lias limestone.
You are made of quicksand.
You are made of yellow clay.


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