Leigh Nash's first full-length poetry collection is jammed with surprises and conundrums: lovesick whales, a mermaid Virgin Mary, pumpkins tossed from windowsÑa litany of strange and striking questions. The poems in Goodbye, Ukulele layer stark images that yield truths, lies, and what glimmers between. Blending crisp language, an often humorous absurdity, and a lush darkness, Nash's poems evoke 'Silver thick with years of tarnish. A bloody heart with one bite missing.' Turn any page in this book and you're somewhere new. Map not included.
About the author
Leigh Nash is a Toronto-based writer, editor, and administrator. A graduate of the University of Guelph’s MFA in Creative Writing program, she is a partner in the editing firm Re:word Communications, a co-founder of The Emergency Response Unit, and was an executive member of the Scream Literary Festival. She is currently the managing editor at Coach House Books. Her work has appeared in various print and online literary journals. Goodbye, Ukulele is her first book.
Uppal's poems are a wonderful culmination of the Canadian Olympic Experience.Ó (Jon Morris, Olympic Gold Medallist, Men's Curling)