Odes & Laments

(Forthcoming with Caitlin Press, September 2019)

Through poems that celebrate the overlooked beauty in the everyday or that mourn human incursions upon the natural world, the author weaves together threads of wonder and sorrow in an exploration of the complexities of being human in an environment under threat.  Inspired by Pablo Neruda’s Elemental Odes, this wide-ranging and diverse collection plays with the yin and yang of everyday existence, employing lyricism, narrative, humour and an occasional dash of irreverence and fun through visual play with text and typography, 

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  • “Plasticpoems”, a new video poem based on another poem in the collection about plastic pollution will be screening this spring at the Cadence Video Poetry Festival in Seattle

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