Becoming a better animal

“In her acceptance speech for the George Ryga Award, wild salmon activist Alexandra Morton (left) says humans have to learn how to fit into this planet & stop destroying so much around us.FULL STORY

 

 

E is for Eng

March 24th, 2020

The winner of the 2018 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, Mercedes Eng’s third collection of poems, my yt mama (Talonbooks $16.95) is about growing up with a white settler mother and a Chinese Canadian father in Medicine Hat. Eng describes watching the TV miniseries Roots and seeing a young black woman being whipped: “electric with fear I asked why / because she’s black / my mom said, and this uncontextualized response is true but I don’t / think she understood what that meant to not-yt-me.”

978-1-77201-255-2

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

  • About Us

    BC BookLook is an independent website dedicated to continuously promoting the literary culture of British Columbia.