Award-winning poet Gillian Jerome's long-awaited second collection is a meditation on rediscovery and reconnection.
How do we restore relationships between land and people? Gillian Jerome’s poems suggest that we might plant a garden, put one foot in front of the other. In Nevertheless, a collection about love, grief, friendship, aging, neighbours and neighbourhoods, Jerome roams into ordinary places inside and outside of the city of Vancouver to find beings and states of being to sing about.
About the author
Gillian Jerome is a mother, writer, teacher who lives on the unceded land of the x?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx_wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel?íl?witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, land and water she is grateful for and responsible to. Her first book of poems, Red Nest (Nightwood Editions, 2009), was nominated for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and won the 2010 ReLit Award for Poetry. She co-edited an oral history project, Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, which won the 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award. Recently her poems have appeared in Hunger Mountain, New Poetry and GEIST. Having taught literature at UBC for two decades, she is turning her attention toward teaching language arts to Vancouver teenagers.