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With their metacognitive lyricism and spacious intimacy, the fourteen poems gathered in this second collection from Julie Joosten widen the articuable edge of perception. These are porous and multivalent love poems, busy with the awe-tinged work of attention. It's a pleasure to bea longside the depth of her wonder as she traces overlaping textures of thought, feeling, care, and embodiment -- the "unboundary of touch." I cannot recommend this ecstatic and deeply affecting book more highly.

— Kate


Nought, the new poetry collection by Governor General's Literary Award finalist Julie Joosten, explores the intersections of body, identity, and love in poems that grapple with mysteries of neurology and metaphysics. Here the materiality of the body and experience have transformed into a language, a thought that resides in and between bodies. Throughout, Joosten masterfully engages with form and rhythm, crafting work that is intimage and perceptive, pulsing with life.

About the Author

Julie Joosten's first book, Light Light, was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for Poetry, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and the Goldie Award. She won the Malahat Review Long Poem Contest in 2011. She lives and writes in Toronto on the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781771665896
ISBN-10: 1771665890
Publisher: Book*hug Press
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 112
Language: English
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