Ask the River is a poetry collection situated in the cartography and rich history of Windsor; Robillard delivers tales of the quirks and history that make Windsor home. The collection seamlessly weaves stories of the past with the people of the present as it moves beyond the perceptions of time. This collection is a celebration of both Windsor's 125th anniversary and Canada's 150th. The poems within cater to all Canadians, from local Windsorites to indigenous groups, nostalgic adults, and curious readers.
At night our dear dead relatives
Come out of the woodwork.
Their full memories seep through
Our thin walls and paper.
Stay fixed momentarily
Like a yellowed photograph
Held in crepuscular time.