2014 Robert Kroetsch Award For Innovative Poetry Winner!
How does a place get in your bones? How do you become the bones of a place? Hidden City unearths memories that don’t want to be found.
A poem cycle that speaks through disembodied voices—the parts of ourselves we don’t want to acknowledge, but which refuse to be silenced—Hidden City’s post-lyric form opens a secret door to the experience of nostalgia for a traumatic past. (Purchase from Invisible Publishing)
Jeremy Stewart’s first book, (flood basement, is a young poet’s search for and discovery of his place in the local landscape. The poet is haunted by the legacy of colonialism and propelled by the struggles of a community seeking its own identity. (flood basement is the raw, shocking and innocent journey of an emerging artist in a seemingly inflexible world. In this collection Stewart shares a collage of fragments that amount to a portrait of the Prince George of his youth, a transcription of a midnight audio journey, and an introspection of the fluctuating and sometimes fragile identity of the writer. Stewart’s work pushes the boundaries of innovative and experimental poetry while weaving a visual narrative of the world in which he lives. (Purchase from Caitlin Press)