Dimensions:8.5in x 5.52 x 0.28 in | 144 gr
Page Count:64 pages
Shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize 2017
In her new collection, two-time Governor General's Award nominee Patricia Young decodes the fragile narratives that hold together our collective sense of self. Her poems leave no aspect of human nature untouched: passions, shames, and even our most blasé conditions are transformed through bold and unconventional metaphors. Young will comfort you and scare you with the same question, revelation, turn of phrase, yet she accomplishes all this amid an unquenchable joy, an abandon only barely contained.
Patricia Young is the author of eight books of poetry, and one book of short fiction, Airstream (Biblioasis, 2006). A two-time Governor General's Award nominee, she has also won the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, and the British Columbia Book Prize for Poetry. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Praise for Patricia Young
"Patricia Young's poetry, jam-packed with linguistic wit and emotional urgency, vibrates with a compulsive, potentially explosive energy."—Anita Lahey