Re-Origin of Species  


Re-Origin of Species
Book*hug Press | September 16, 2019 |
ISBN: 9781771665421

Winner of Writers? Trust of Canada Bronwen Wallace Award Winner of CBC Poetry Prize Re-Origin of Species is a lyric contemplation of our relationship to the environment. Weaving personal narratives with a poetic study of the insect kingdom, this book looks at the interdependence of all species, drawing parallels between human illness, climate change and the state of peril of the natural world. Diving into the poet's ancestry, these poems trace the inheritance of poverty, addiction and trauma against the backdrop of Southern Italy and Northern Ontario, to tell a story of grief, loss, adaptation and evolution. Praise for Alessandra Naccarato: "Ranging from the sting of personal loss to navigating landscapes full of promise, Naccarato's poetry interrogates the place where the personal meets the wild." --2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Jury "The women in Postcards for my Sister face challenges, loss and sorrow, but they respond with dignity and resilience," "In beautiful and arresting language, the poem introduces us to matriarchs, 'big-mouthed women, fat/as trees,' and the patterns which join grandmothers, mothers, sisters and their children to the sometimes difficult realities of birth and death, but also to nature and each other." --2017 CBC Poetry Prize Jury