Two Poems:

Awkward Mermaid
Aug 25, 2018 · 1 min read

By Erin Emily Ann Vance

Image for post
Image for post

Crossing the Wires

Image for post
Image for post

Being Alive was the Hard Part


Erin Emily Ann Vance’s work has appeared in numerous publications, including Contemporary Verse 2 and filling station. Erin was a 2017 recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Young Artist Prize and a 2018 Finalist for the Alberta Magazine Awards in Fiction. She will complete her MA in Creative Writing in August 2018 and begin a MA in Irish Folklore and Ethnology at University College Dublin in 2019. Erin’s debut novel. ‘Advice for Amateur Beekeepers and Taxidermists’ will be published by Stonehouse Publishing in 2019.

Awkward Mermaid

Written by

Awkward Mermaid is an online literary community and safe space for writers to share freely their experiences with mental illness.

Awkward Mermaid

Written by

Awkward Mermaid is an online literary community and safe space for writers to share freely their experiences with mental illness.

Welcome to a place where words matter. On Medium, smart voices and original ideas take center stage - with no ads in sight. Watch

Follow all the topics you care about, and we’ll deliver the best stories for you to your homepage and inbox. Explore

Get unlimited access to the best stories on Medium — and support writers while you’re at it. Just $5/month. Upgrade

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store