(flood basement

By (author): Jeremy Stewart

Jeremy Stewart’s first book, (flood basement, is a young poet’s search for and discovery of his place in the local landscape. The poet is haunted by the legacy of colonialism and propelled by the struggles of a community seeking its own identity. (flood basement is the raw, shocking and innocent journey of an emerging artist in a seemingly inflexible world. In this collection Stewart shares a collage of fragments that amount to a portrait of the Prince George of his youth, a transcription of a midnight audio journey, and an introspection of the fluctuating and sometimes fragile identity of the writer. Stewart’s work pushes the boundaries of innovative and experimental poetry while weaving a visual narrative of the world in which he lives.


Jeremy Stewart

Jeremy Stewart grew up in Prince George, BC, a place as remarkable for its flourishing poetry community as for its industrial grit. He is a graduate student of English Literature at the University of Northern British Columbia and a past winner of the Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize. He is the author of the poetry collections (flood basement (Caitlin Press) and Hidden City (Invisible Publishing), and the novella In Singing, He Composed a Song (University of Calgary Press). His second book, Hidden City, was the 2014 winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.


  • Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry 2008, Short-listed
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    8.70in * 5.60in * .30in


    May 31, 2009


    Caitlin Press



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