The Missing Field

By (author): Jennifer Zilm

Jennifer Zilm’s poetry collection, The Missing Field, concerns themes of translation, preservation and the engagement with the transitory documents of everyday life, whether a snapshot of a Vancouver bus, postcards from the Middle East, lecture notes on Euripides, a van Gogh museum catalogue or marginalia in a water-damaged collection of Rilke poems.

AUTHOR

Jennifer Zilm

Jennifer Zilm has done time in libraries, social housing and detoxes. She is the author of the two previous collections Waiting Room (Book*hug, 2016) which was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry and The Missing Field (Guernica Editions, 2018) which was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award.


Reviews

For a first book, Waiting Room demonstrates Jennifer Zilm’s already strong talent and insight. She joins a large number of fine young poets emerging in 21st century Canada … the book achieves a bleak yet open grandeur.


Waiting Room is compelling, gripping, and familiar. It is a valuable contribution to the documentary tradition in Canadian poetry.


Waiting Room: Zilm encourages readers to engage a bit more than normal in the activity of reading. She dares readers to find beauty in the leftover and the unfinished, in the margins.


Throughout the exploration of different types of documentation and archives, the author investigates how we document and archive ourselves, where we leave our marks and how we mark ourselves.


Awards

  • League of Canadian Poets Pat Lowther Memorial Award (Short-listed) 2019, Short-listed
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    Jennifer Zilm’s poetry collection, The Missing Field, concerns themes of translation, preservation and the engagement with the transitory documents of everyday life, whether a snapshot of a Vancouver bus, postcards from the Middle East, lecture notes on Euripides, a van Gogh museum catalogue or marginalia in a water-damaged collection of Rilke poems.

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    Details

    Dimensions:

    80 Pages
    8in * 5in * 0.3in
    120gr

    Published:

    September 01, 2018

    City of Publication:

    Hamilton

    Country of Publication:

    CA

    Publisher:

    Guernica Editions

    ISBN:

    9781771832779

    Book Subjects:

    POETRY / Canadian

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    Language:

    eng

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