The second trade collection by Ottawa poet N.W. Lea, Understander continues his investigations of language, discourse, and irony through the short lyric.
About the author
N.W. Lea lives and writes in Ottawa. He is the author of three chapbooks of poetry--light years (above/ground press, 2006), Actual Girl (The Emergency Response Unit, 2011) and Present! (above/ground press, 2014)--as well as the full-length collection, Everything is Movies (Chaudiere Books, 2007).
- Short-listed, Archibald Lampman Award
“Lea is playful rather than didactic, and he loads his work with gorgeously consonant lines … and surprising humour.”—Globe and Mail
“Understander is a book of standout lines amongst fragments and the employment of listing as technique.”—The Rumpus
“Everything is Movies is a rollicking and elastic first collection and it announces Lea as a voice to listen for.”—Matrix Magazine