Imprint:Biblioasis - Windsor
Dimensions:8.5in x 5.5 x 0.32 in | 268 gr
Page Count:80 pages
Neilson balances the weight of political and personal history in this book-length exploration of his home province.
In his latest collection, Shane Neilson surveys his homeland, mapping the many contours of history—political, social, personal, and spiritual—and considering the ways we shape and are shaped by the land. Formally inventive and linguistically rich, New Brunswick grapples with the weight of legacies both political and familial, charting both the province and the heart.
Shane Neilson was born in New Brunswick. He attended the University of New Brunswick, where he completed his BSc. He obtained his MD from Dalhousie University, his MFA from the University of Guelph, and is currently a PhD candidate at McMaster University. Neilson is the author of five collections of poetry, a two-time winner of the Arc Poetry Magazine Poem of the Year Award, and the 2017 winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize.
Praise for New Brunswick
"Immediately evident in Neilson's writing is an attentive musicality...Extensive and grounding imagery...[His] sharp observations entice. New Brunswick rings in tone and tribute as a moody historic elegy." —Quill & Quire
Praise for Shane Neilson
“Shane Neilson’s Meniscus is an example of that rare and defining moment in a poet’s career when subject and language meld into authentic poetic voice.” —Winnipeg Free Press
“Neilson’s ability to make the bipolar mind comprehensible, a place that needs to be understood, in ‘Manic Statement’ is perhaps the book’s greatest success. It never lapses into cliché and even manages to slip in a bit of wit.” —Canadian Literature
“Neilson’s use of language is stark, but this off-kilter beauty is arresting . . . Although the territory Neilson covers in his debut tradebook is undoubtedly dark, there are still many worthwhile moments to be forged in its depths.” —Northern Poetry Review
“[Neilson] dares to dream.” —The Prairie Journal