"What if love existed but you didn't have your notification settings turned on?" This is the first question Tara-Michelle Ziniuk asks in Whatever, Iceberg. The answer is a raucous portrait of love gone wrong (and sometimes right) in the Internet age. These are poems that capture the nervous intensity of longing and heartbreak as they explore how to be in a world where gender is ambiguous--as a lover, parent, activist and writer. Ziniuk knows that love and sex get messy and mixed up and she is fearless and funny in documenting the tumult of expectation and loss. Readers will find here a poet whose truth-telling bravely faces up to the most intimate details.
Tara-Michelle Ziniuk is the author of the poetry collections Somewhere to Run From (2009) and Emergency Contact (2006). Her poetry and fiction has been published in Joyland, Taddle Creek, Matrix, Prism, make/shift, This Magazine and The Best Canadian Poetry 2016. Her byline has appeared in The National Post, Quill & Quire, The Grid, Today's Parent, Bitch Magazine, Maximum Rocknroll and various other print and digital publications. She lives in Toronto with her daughter.
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