Soft Inheritance

By (author): Fawn Parker

In her exceptional poetic debut, Fawn Parker meditates on grief, illness, and the open-handed relationship between material objects and memory. Written after her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Soft Inheritance follows the poet’s rapidly evolving reality where “kindness is a scar,“ though ”not all scar-makers are kind. ,”” Both a treatise on the sick body and the state of ““after”—post-caretaking, post-breakup, post-moving, and post-death—these poems question what is inherited, and ask what can safely be left behind. A diamond ring? A cancerous gene? Soft Inheritance is a finely crafted love letter to the people and places that imprint on a life.

AUTHOR

Fawn Parker

Fawn Parker is a Giller-nominated author of five books including the forthcoming Hi, it’s me (McClelland & Stewart 2024). Her story “Feed Machine” was nominated for the 2020 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and her story “Wunderhorse II” was anthologized in André Forget’s After Realism, (Véhicule, 2022). Fawn is a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick and her work is represented by Ron Eckel at CookeMcDermid Agency.


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Dimensions:

80 Pages
8.40in * 5.40in * .40in
180.00gr

Published:

September 16, 2023

Publisher:

Palimpsest Press

ISBN:

9781990293528

Book Subjects:

POETRY / Canadian

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Language:

eng

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