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    ISBN: 9781772012637 | Paperback

    96 pages | Pub. Date: 20200825
    6 W × 9 H × 0.256 D inches
    Frontlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE011000
    Rights: WORLD


A debut poetry collection that grows from the impulse to explore home in the suburb – in the intersections, overlaps, and gaps between urban and rural. These are walking poems and driving poems. In growing suburbs across the country, there is a push to urbanize, to rethink this sprawling space; urban renewal is foreshadowed all over contemporary suburbs, where vacant single-family lots herald anticipation of redevelopment into something more, something better, something healthier. But before that happens, what do we make of the space as it sits, just as it is? What monuments anchor the suburb now? These poems call on superblocks, gas stations, fast food joints, flickering flat screen TVs, six-lane highways, and wildfire smoke to guide the experience of moving through the complicated markers from childhood to motherhood.

"Desire Path is a tight collection that boldly asserts a place like Surrey is worth paying attention to, not in spite of, but because of its contradictions; its tension between past and future, rural and urban; its identity crisis; its complicated role in shaping a speaker from here to there, then to now, child to mother.”

"Desire Path is a refreshingly spare, unchaptered gathering … Together, these poems achieve a choral effect larger than the sum of their parts."
—Michael Turner, Ormsby Review

By Taryn Hubbard

Taryn Hubbard’s poetry, fiction, reviews, and interviews have been included in journals and such as Canadian Literature / Littérature canadienne, Room, The Capilano Review, Canadian Woman Studies, CV2, filling Station, and others.

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