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Poetry Women Authors

Obits.

by (author) Tess Liem

Publisher
Coach House Books
Initial publish date
Oct 2018
Category
Women Authors, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552453766
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $19.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781770565739
    Publish Date
    Oct 2018
    List Price
    $12.95

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Can poems mourn the unmourned? In Obits. a speaker tries and fails to write obituaries for those whose memorials are missing, those who are represented only as statistics. She considers victims of mass deaths, fictional characters, and her own aunt, asking what does it mean to be an 'I' mourning a 'you' when both have been othered? Centring vulnerability, the various answers to this question pass through trauma, depression, and the experience of being a mixed-race queer woman.

About the author

Tess Liem is a queer writer living in Montreal, Tiotia:ke, the traditional territory of the Mohawk nation. She is the author of the chapbook Tell everybody I say hi (Anstruther 2017) and her writing has appeared in Plenitude, Room Magazine, PRISM, Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and elsewhere. Her essay "Rice Cracker" won the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize in 2015.

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