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Temporality

August 20th, 2021

In his debut collection of poems All the Broken Things (Anvil $18), Geoff Inverarity writes of the fragility of friendships, relationships, promises, aging parents, hearts, bodies, love, and even time itself. Life is temporary and all things must end. Inverarity injects optimism through the power of the ‘here and now’ and the future’s great hope — the coming generations. He probes the multitude of possibilities “in this fallen world of compromises,” adding that “we’re stockpiling for the short term / the long term we don’t know. / No matter how much you prepare / there’s always something new looming / like the Unexploded Grief Bomb.” In addition to poetry, Inverarity writes non-fiction prose and short films. He’s taught literature and creative writing at UBC and is a frequent poetry contributor to Geist magazine. Inverarity lives on Galiano Island and is currently the Director of the Galiano Island Literary Festival. 9781772141757

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