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    ISBN: 9781772014419 | Paperback

    128 pages | Pub. Date: 20220927
    6 W × 9 H × .75 D inches
    featured | Poetry | Bisac: POE023050
    Rights: WORLD

Witness Back at Me
mis-mothering & transmigration
By Weyman Chan

Drawing on biology, myth, ecology, and the anthropocalypse, Weyman Chan’s poetry interrogates fear’s flight from embodiment and one soul’s struggle to stake everything on what makes us human.

Suffused with a collage-like immersion of stream-of-conscious voices, Witness Back at Me parallels Chan’s childhood loss of his mother to breast cancer with the loss of his Two-Spirit Métis friend and mentor, writer Sharron Proulx-Turner.

This book’s metanarratives reach way back, then return us to our shared history of a broken world, made anew. The biography of the land, always the land, must be listened to. Only the keepers of that humility will source our not-knowing and teach us how to be.

By Weyman Chan

Weyman Chan’s second book of poetry, Noise From the Laundry, was a finalist for the 2008 Governor General’s Award. He is the poetry editor of Calgary’s experimental literary magazine, fillingStation.

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