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published: April 2019
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publisher: Nightwood Editions

Fresh Pack of Smokes

by Cass Blanchard

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list price: $18.95
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publisher: Nightwood Editions
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“This night in Oppenheimer Park Young C asked me to shit-kick this chick in the face as she owed money and I said no because I didn’t know who she was and I wasn’t about to play with fire so he sat on the bench then stood up and did a flying kick twice to her chin and she convulsed and passed out he said he didn’t want to spill blood because she had HIV…”

—“Tales”

Dissecting herself and the life she once knew living in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as a bonafide drug addict, Blanchard writes plainly about violence, drug use and sex work in Fresh Pack of Smokes, offering insight into an often overlooked or misunderstood world.

 

About the Author

Cass Blanchard

Cassandra Blanchard was born in Whitehorse, YK, but called Vancouver home for many years. She holds a BA from the University of British Columbia with a major in gender, race, sexuality and social justice. Her poetry has been published in a handful of literary journals. Fresh Pack of Smokes is her first book of poetry. She lives in Duncan, BC.

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