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Poetry, Cold-water swimming, Haida Gwaii, Oceans and rivers, Health and wellness, Female empowerment, Healing

Diving In
A year of swimming on the edge of Haida Gwaii
by Kim Larocque

This powerful and lyrical poetry collection was inspired by a year of cold-water swimming in the ocean and rivers on the edge of Haida Gwaii. Kim Larocque started daily dips in the frigid waters after a joyful New Year’s Day swim with friends.

These poems, steeped in the wild beauty of coastal British Columbia, document her journey and tell her story of loss, renewal, courage and the joyful, healing power of water.

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Kim Larocque lives in a home in the forest, wrapped by a river and not far from the sea on Haida Gwaii. She studies counselling, works with families and young children, creates art and poetry and immerses herself in nature. Her art, mainly ink, charcoal and watercolours, is sold for commission and printed onto shirts. Born to a family of artists and writers, she has been blessed with lessons from her grandmother, aunts and mother. Kim enjoys the company of her two lovely daughters when they visit, and she shares the outdoors with her faithful dog. She is learning to swim.


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