The Nights Also (Paperback)

By Anna Swanson, Shirarose Wilensky (Editor)

Tightrope Books, Inc., 9781926639130, 93pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2010

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The Nights Also is filled with fearless and insightful poems that explore one woman's experience of chronic illness, shifting sexual identity, and long periods of solitude. They chronicle a building and stripping away of identity, asking who we are when we can no longer define ourselves in habitual ways. The writing is as honest as it is complex, at once deep and pithy. Anna Swanson proves in The Nights Also that she is a brave new voice in Canadian Poetry. The book is the winner of the LAMBDA award for poetry, and the Gerald Lampert Canadian best first poetry collection award.

About the Author

Anna Swanson studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and the Memorial University of Newfoundland. Her poetry has appeared in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2008, PRISM International, Grain, Prairie Fire, The Malahat Review and other literary journals. She lives in Vancouver BC and works as a children's librarian.