The Response of Weeds: A Misplacement of Black Poetry on the Prairies (Paperback)

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Shortlisted for the 2021 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
Finalist for the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Poetry and The 2020 City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize at the 2021 Alberta Literary Awards
A 2020 CBC Poetry Book of the Year

Bertrand Bickersteth's debut poetry collection explores what it means to be black and Albertan through a variety of prisms: historical, biographical, and essentially, geographical. The Response of Weeds offers a much-needed window on often overlooked contributions to the province's character and provides personal perspectives on the question of black identity on the prairies. Through these rousing and evocative poems, Bickersteth uses language to call up the contours of the land itself, land that is at once mesmerizing as it is dismissively effacing. Such is black identity here on this paradoxical land, too.



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ISBN: 9781988732794
ISBN-10: 1988732794
Publisher: NeWest Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 2020
Pages: 108
Language: English

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