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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing

ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-230-0
ISBN 10: 0-88971-230-1
5.25 x 7.5 - 80 pp
May 2009
CAD$17.95 • USD$17.95

Lousy Explorers

The second collection of poetry from the winner of the Acorn-Platos People's Poetry Prize.

Book Description

In this collection, husbands and wives stumble into each other at the end of days, children find the wild edges of suburbs, new mothers try to navigate through a map-less terrain, and a relentless epidemic of bugs eats away at the forest. The collection explores new territory, both physically and emotionally梤elocation, the north, new marriage and motherhood梚n a way that is honest, raw and insightful.

"In two years, I went from being a single girl living in a studio downtown Vancouver to being a married mother in the suburbs of a northern town. We arrived in the north in the middle of an epidemic of pine beetles that was literally eating away the forest around us, leaving the landscape exposed and raw. I wanted to write about people doing this in their own lives梕ntering into new territory, stumbling and blundering, but also opening themselves up for change and transformation, for new life."
桳aisha Rosnau