Five poets take the world apart and put it back together again in an evening to remember.
Jim Johnstone demonstrates the combination of skill and insight that secured him this year’s Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award, presented by Prairie Fire. Kaie Kellough explores place, identity, language, and experience in his latest collection, Magnetic Equator. Monica Kidd—poet, publisher, bookbinder, and family doctor—connects observation and intuition in Change Encounters with Wild Animals. Cam Scott‘s ROMAN/SNOWMARE is both a daybook of anti-capitalist ideation and a homoerotic reinvention of the prairie long poem. Deanna Young‘s Reunion is a haunting pastoral-gothic hybrid, both parable and cautionary tale.
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