In a collection grappling with #MeToo, climate change and political turmoil, Natalee Caple strives to discover a way forward in charged times. These poems look to acknowledge struggle, to re-evaluate society and to rethink our approach to art. This is a challenging collection, but also a personal one. As Caple explains in her acknowledgements, she "wrote these poems as gifts." They were gifts to the people who have shaped her as a writer and a thinker, and now they are gifts to readers to show how one might try and find a way to keep creating that acknowledges the interconnectedness of all things, human and non-human.
Natalee Caple is the author of nine books of poetry and fiction. Her work has been nominated for the KM Hunter Award, the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, the ReLit Award and the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction. Her latest novel, In Calamity's Wake, was published in Canada by HarperCollins and in the US by Bloomsbury. The novel in translation was published by Boreal and has been sold separately for publication in France. Natalee is an associate professor at Brock University.
"Caple is what Annie Finch might proudly call a 'post modern poetess,' a writer concerned deeply with the gaps between pre-fab language and the random lavishness of the lived moments in a woman's marked body." - Catherine Owen, Marrow Reviews