No Town Called We Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9781772015492
Pages: 93
Pub. Date: October 17 2023
Dimensions: 9" x 5.5" x 0.25"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Poetry / POE023010

  • POETRY / Women Authors
  • POETRY / Canadian
  • POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss

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No Town Called We

By Nikki Reimer

No Town Called We writes through the death of elders, social panic, and the climate crisis via the lens of the multiply disabled, female-coded body approaching midlife. Punching through the veils of complacency and greed that shape the cultures of the petrostate, these poems are meditations on an emergency, dispatches from wombat burrows and prairie hospitals. They consider the variegated forms grief can take, both marking and resisting their own decay. Reimer asks: How do you and I relate? How might we commune? Can we enjoy our sick prostrated time? What does it mean to occupy a land? What duty of care do we owe each other? And poet, what have you done with the moon?

Long-listed 2024 Pat Lowther Memorial Award

Long-listed 2024 Raymond Souster Award

"intense and witty, sweet and sullen, calm and spontaneous … Reimer says what we all wish we could and what we all wish we had" – THIS Magazine

"Throughout the collection, the (sick) body and the (sick) city refract one another, a theme Reimer confronts with urgency by writing into the political vector of caring" – the Winnipeg Free Press