Desire and dieffenbachias: new poems from the award-winning author of Otter . Mad Long Emotion wants to talk flora to fauna like you. Loosestrife shoos away humans and green carnations flirt with handsome men. Numerous species, both spiny and spineless, prove as invasive as desire: from Great Lake lampreys to hydraulic triceratopses, we're all just looking for love.
Ben Ladouceur is the author of Otter, which was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award, and awarded the 2016 Gerald Lampert Memorial Prize. In 2018, he received the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for Best Emerging LGBTQ Writer.
"He is all one could hope for in a new writer: someone with chops and fodder, someone fully formed and bent on risk." - Dayne Ogilvie Prize jury