Memoir as poetry

Sharon Thesen (l.) collaborated with wig-maker Janet Gallant to write a long poem about Gallant’s life after her mother left her with an abusive father at age three and later finding out she was bi-racial. FULL STORY

The ‘burbs

January 07th, 2021

Taryn Hubbard’s first collection of poems, Desire Path (Talonbooks $16.95) speaks to the urge to explore home in the suburbs; a place that intersects and overlaps urban and rural areas. Her verses include superblocks, gas stations, fast food joints, six-lane highways and wildfire smoke as experience markers from life stages spanning childhood to motherhood. Hubbard lives with her family in Chilliwack. 9781772012637

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