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.
Nina Berkhout is originally from Calgary. She is the author of four poetry collections, including the best-selling Letters from Deadman's Cay and Arrivals and Departures. Her work has 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.