Nought

By (author): Julie Joosten

Finalist for the 2021 Nelson Ball Prize

Nought, the new poetry collection by Governor General’s Literary Award finalist Julie Joosten, explores the intersections of body, identity, and love in poems that grapple with mysteries of neurology and metaphysics. Here the materiality of the body and experience have transformed into a language, a thought that resides in and between bodies. Throughout, Joosten masterfully engages with form and rhythm, crafting work that is intimage and perceptive, pulsing with life.

AUTHOR

Julie Joosten

Julie Joosten lives in Toronto. Her poems and reviews can be read in Jacket 2, Tarpaulin Sky, the Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead. Light Light is her first book.


Reviews

“This tenderly porous poetry is a philosophical excursion into ancient and still-vast questions: how are dogs, grasses, crickets, anemones always becoming thought? Joosten composes a phenomenology of care, brings me to the sill of an attentive stillness where I am free to not be myself. It’s a little frightening and a little exhilarating. But in these poems I am welcomed and supported by the shared minutiae of perceiving.” —Lisa Robertson, author of The Baudelaire Fractal


“The poems that make up Nought are crafted into a single, delicate lyric thread; a suite of suites, held together as a long poem on physicality, connection and attachment.” —rob mclennan


“Joosten’s voice recollects Lisa Robertson’s: a sharply witty inner monologue or conversation with various psychic selves; and restless play with genre and form.” —Event Magazine


Awards

  • Nelson Ball Prize 2021, Short-listed
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    Details

    Dimensions:

    112 Pages
    9.00in * 6.00in * .45in
    .57lb
    260.00gr

    Published:

    April 14, 2020

    Publisher:

    Book*hug Press

    ISBN:

    9781771665896

    Book Subjects:

    POETRY / Women Authors

    Featured In:

    Pride Reads

    Language:

    eng

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