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Nothing You Can Carry

by Susan Alexander

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Nothing You Can Carry is rooted in a keen, even holy, sense of place within the natural world. Today that place is haunted by anxiety over a precarious present and a darker future. These poems take an honest, sometimes ironic and sometimes broken-hearted look at how the self and society are implicated in our climate crisis and the systemic complexities surrounding it.

 

Yet life goes on. The collection moves through environmental fears and spills into all the areas that absorb the self – memory, story, family, love.

 

These poems are vivid and vulnerable, humorous and emotional. They summon the deeper mysteries of being human in a world that is increasingly separate from the sacred.

About the Author
Susan Alexander has been called “a big girl” since the day she was born. She is the author of The Dance Floor Tilts, a book of poems. Her work has appeared in chapbooks and several literary magazines. One poem is currently riding the Vancouver buses (Poetry in Transit, 2018–19). Susan lives on Bowen Island, BC, which she acknowledges as the traditional, unceded territory of the Squamish Nation.
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Susan Alexander is the author of The Dance Floor Tilts. Her poems have received multiple awards and appeared in chapbooks, anthologies, several literary magazines in Canada and the U.K., as well as on Vancouver buses and in the woods at Whistler. Most recently her suite of poems, Vigil, received the 2019 Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Poetry. Susan lives and writes on Bowen Island/ Nexwle´lexm in Howe Sound/Atl’kitsem, unceded territory of the Squamish Nation.

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