Elseworlds observes everyday moments — the mundane and the enlightening — through conversation, story and daydream. Whether a preoccupation with time and the nature of memory, a coming to terms with failed relationships, reflections on the haunting presence of departed loved ones, or the intermittent desire to escape into another world altogether, Berkhout's wry humour and honest voice resonate beyond the personal in these meditations on life and loss.
About the author
Nina Berkhout is originally from Calgary. She is the author of five poetry collections, most recently Elseworlds and Arrivals and Departures, which was a finalist for the 2011 Archibald Lampman Award for the year’s best poetry by a writer living in the national capital region. Her work has also been shortlisted for THIS Magazine’s Great Canadian Literary Hunt and the John Hirsch Award for most promising Manitoba writer. Berkhout holds a degree in Classical Studies from the University of Calgary and a Master’s in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She now lives in Ottawa.