Short Takes on the Apocalypse

By (author): Patricia Young

Shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize 2017

In her new collection, two-time Governor General’s Award nominee Patricia Young decodes the fragile narratives that hold together our collective sense of self. Her poems leave no aspect of human nature untouched: passions, shames, and even our most blasé conditions are transformed through bold and unconventional metaphors. Young will comfort you and scare you with the same question, revelation, turn of phrase, yet she accomplishes all this amid an unquenchable joy, an abandon only barely contained.


Patricia Young

Patricia Young has published eleven books of poetry, most recently, Night-Eater, which was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Award in 2010. She has received numerous awards for her poetry including the CBC Literary Prize, the Pat Lowther Award, The Dorothy Livesay Award, the Bliss Carmen Award, two National Magazine Awards, Arc’s Poem of the Year Award and the Confederation Poet’s Prize. Two of her collections have been shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award. Her collection of short fiction, Airstream, won the Rooke-Metcalf Prize and was named one of the Globe and Mail’s best books of the year. She lives in Victoria, B. C.


Praise for Patricia Young

“Patricia Young’s poetry, jam-packed with linguistic wit and emotional urgency, vibrates with a compulsive, potentially explosive energy.”—Anita Lahey


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64 Pages
8.50in * 5.52in * .28in


October 18, 2016





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