Undiscovered Country

By Al Rempel

Undiscovered Country
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Undiscovered Country is filled with soulful accomplished writing in a variety of lyrical modes, including the long poem. When someone we love dies, what we miss are their presences and particulars. In this new book Rempel journeys through the grieving process, exploring death ... Read more


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Undiscovered Country is filled with soulful accomplished writing in a variety of lyrical modes, including the long poem. When someone we love dies, what we miss are their presences and particulars. In this new book Rempel journeys through the grieving process, exploring death and loss, and the “dark night of the soul”; through the filters of the geographies and seasons of northern BC. What he finds is an “undiscovered country. ” Even the bright clouds in spring or the colours of fall, or an afternoon with his daughter, offer an opportunity for the poet to contemplate his existence and rework his worldview. In this new country, he finds a measure of hope, even in the darkest night; like a moon, illuminating a road by the river.

Al Rempel

Al Rempel is currently an alternate teacher in Prince George, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His poems have been published in The Malahat Review, GRAIN, in the online journals Reflections on Water and stonestone, and anthologized in Rocksalt, Half in the Sun, Forestry Diversification Project, and Down in the Valley.

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