Pots and Other Living BeingsFront Cover

ISBN: 9781772012361 | Paperback

208 pages | Pub. Date: 20191001
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Backlist | Poetry | Bisac: POE023040
Rights: WORLD

Pots and Other Living Beings is a literally and visually compelling first poetry collection by Indigenous artist annie ross. The text combines socially conscious poems with geographically grounded photographs, each describing an aspect of living in the postmodern, neoliberal age. All compositions emphasize in evocative ways our times’ disillusions and disenchantments, promised and failed utopias, material and cultural ruins, alienations and dispossessions. The work stems from the poet’s gathering of thousands of photographs and field notes during a research trip to the Southwestern United States, exploring the founding, making, dreaming, and proliferation of nuclear weapons since the 1940s. The poems in Pots and Other Living Beings hint at and reflect upon the food, arts, schools, hospitals, family farms, and alternate existences peoples could have enjoyed if our resources, imagination, time, and energy had been directed towards l i f e, in all of its forms.

"Here is one of the great strengths of poetry: its ability to carry such small things in a beautiful container of words, to celebrate the minutiae of everyday life."—PRISM international

"[Pots and Other Living Beings] aids in starting a variety of discussions about making mindful choices towards our daily consumption of food, items, and modes of transportation."
— Jessica Lee, UBC English Students' Association Blog

By annie ross

annie ross (Maya/Irish) works with and in communities, and is in love with Mother Earth and all of her Natural and Supernatural Beings.

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news | 2020-05-22
annie ross on CBC's North by Northwest

…Northwest this past Sunday, May 17, to talk about Pots and Other Living Beings . Check it out – her segment begins at 1:44:54. …


news | 2020-05-19
"every miracle is a hidden (yet in plain-view) supernatural event."

…Poet Rob Taylor interviewed annie ross about Pots and Other Living Beings for Read Local BC. Check it out! …


news | 2020-04-01
An excerpt from annie ross's Pots and Other Living Beings

Pots and Other Living Beings is a literally and visually compelling first … Below, we share two images and a poem from Pots and Other Living Beings. Order your copy of Pots and Other Living Beings … today. pots and other living Beings before, the dung pile long after, the shard the …


news | 2019-10-01
Spot Pots at a Bookstore Near You!

…Happy pub day to Pots and Other Living Beings !! Pots and Other Living Beings is a literally and visually compelling first … of nuclear weapons since the 1940s. The poems in Pots and Other Living Beings hint at and reflect upon the food, arts, schools, … l i f e, in all of its forms. Order your copy of Pots and Other Living Beings today! …


news | 2019-06-20
Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

…forthcoming this fall is annie ross’s Pots and Other Living Beings as well as Kim Senklip Harvey’s Kamloopa: …