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Our Familiar Hunger

by (author) Laisha Rosnau

Publisher
Nightwood Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2018
Category
Canadian, Family, Women Authors
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780889713444
    Publish Date
    Apr 2018
    List Price
    $18.95

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Description

Our Familiar Hunger is a book about the strength, will, struggle and fortitude of generations of women and how those relationships and knowledges interact, inform, transform and burden. These poems are memories of reclaimed history and attempts at starting over in a new place. They are the fractured reality of trickle-down inheritance, studies of the epigenetic grief we carry and the myriad ways that interferes or interprets our best attempts.

About the author

Laisha Rosnau is the author of The Sudden Weight of Snow (McClelland and Stewart, 2002), which was an honourable mention for the Amazon/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Rosnau’s first collection of poetry, Notes on Leaving (Nightwood, 2004), won the 2005 Acorn-Plantos People’s Poetry Award. Her second, Lousy Explorers (Nightwood, 2009), was a finalist for the Pat Lowther Award for best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. Her most recent book of poetry, Pluck (Nightwood, 2014), was nominated for the national Raymond Souster Award. Rosnau teaches fiction and poetry at UBC, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Film School and Okanagan College. She and her family are the resident caretakers of Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary in Coldstream, BC.

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Awards

  • Winner, Kobzar Book Award
  • Winner, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award (BC Book Prize)

Editorial Reviews

Arc Poetry Magazine

The Ormsby Review?

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