sulphurtongue by Rebecca Salazar
An urgent, powerful examination of place and the ways in which all kinds of identities exist and collide.
GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARD FOR POETRY, FINALIST
PAT LOWTHER MEMORIAL AWARD, SHORTLIST
J. M. ABRAHAM ATLANTIC POETRY AWARD, SHORTLIST
GERALD LAMPERT MEMORIAL AWARD, LONGLIST
The poems in sulphurtongue ask how to redefine desire and kinship across languages, and across polluted environments. An immigrant family scatters over a stolen continent. Oracles appear in public transit, and online. Bodies are transformed by nearby nickel mines. Doppelgangers, Catholic saints, and polyamorists alike pass on unusual inheritances. Deeply entangled in relations both emotional and ecological, this collection confronts the stories we tell about gender, queerness, race, religion, illness, and trauma, seeking new forms of care for a changing world.
- Publisher : McClelland & Stewart (March 23, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 120 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0771094698
- ISBN-13 : 978-0771094699
- Item Weight : 3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.7 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches