Lousy Explorers (Paperback)

By Laisha Rosnau

Nightwood Editions, 9780889712300, 80pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

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In this collection, husbands and wives stumble into each other at the end of days, children find the wild edges of suburbs, new mothers try to navigate through a map-less terrain, and a relentless epidemic of bugs eats away at the forest. The collection explores new territory, both physically and emotionally--relocation, the north, new marriage and motherhood--in a way that is honest, raw and insightful.

"In two years, I went from being a single girl living in a studio downtown Vancouver to being a married mother in the suburbs of a northern town. We arrived in the north in the middle of an epidemic of pine beetles that was literally eating away the forest around us, leaving the landscape exposed and raw. I wanted to write about people doing this in their own lives--entering into new territory, stumbling and blundering, but also opening themselves up for change and transformation, for new life."
--Laisha Rosnau

About the Author

Laisha Rosnau is the author of the bestselling novel The Sudden Weight of Snow the Acorn-Plantos People's Poetry Prize-winning collection Notes on Leaving, and her most recent poetry colection, Lousy Explorers. Laisha Rosnau's work has been published in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia, and she was recently anthologized in White Ink: Poems on Mothers and Motherhood and Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry. Rosnau currently lives with her husband and two young children in Coldstream, BC.