In poemw, the third finger of the left hand hits 'w' instead of 's' and makes up a new kind of poem, the sort-of poem, the approxi-lyric, the poem that doesn't want to claim poemness. Poemw are about daily things -- graffitti, hair, sea gulls, second-hand clothes -- and rarer things -- dead crows, baked mice, ski accidents, Judith Butler. They're jokes-and-not-jokes, cheeky, goofy. Tender.
Anne Fleming grew up in Toronto, lodged for a time in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, where she played for the St. Clements Winter Suns hockey team and hosted the Leaping Lesbian radio show on CKMS FM, and now divides her time between Vancouver and BC's Okanagan Valley, where she teaches creative writing at UBC's Kelowna campus.
Beth Follett is the founder and publisher of Pedlar Press, a Canadian literary house. Her first novel, Tell It Slant (Coach House Books, 2001), a retelling of Djuna Barnes’s 1936 novel Nightwood, met with critical acclaim. Her poetry, prose and nonfiction work have appeared in Brick, Best Canadian Poetry 2019, and elsewhere. She lives in St John’s, NL.
Praise for Anomaly:
"...scenes of social trauma so pitch perfect readers will squirm in their chairs...Fleming's ability to fully inhabit the consciousness of her characters is flawless" Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"...the two central characters are exquisitely drawn" Publishers Weekly
"Anomaly showcases the talents of a gifted story spinner who also knows a thing or two about the volatile dynamics of family life" Xtra West
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