Paperback / softback
February 18, 2020
9781772125092
English
88
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.28 Pounds (US)
$19.99 USD, £15.99 GBP
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Ghosts Still Linger

In the arena, she shot cigarettes and coins from her trusting husband's hand. Some women wished she would miss.—from "Little Sure Shot"Kat Cameron's poetry illuminates the unsung perspectives of the women of the West, creating a compelling narrative that reflects the poet's own struggles with sorrow. She conjures ghosts and weaves together insights on loss, memory, and the impacts of boom and bust.

About the Author

Kat Cameron is the author of Strange Labyrinth and The Eater of Dreams. Her poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies across Canada. She lives in Edmonton.

Reviews

"[Cameron elucidates] aspects of living in Alberta: the boom-bust madnesses, the burns and floods, the Timmy Ho rednecks, the city scavengers and the sweet cricket fields.... Cameron's poems simmer with a quiet ire amid their gentle songs." [Full review at https://crowgirl11.wordpress.com/2020/03/25/kat-camerons-ghosts-still-linger-u-of-a-press-and-kim-goldbergs-devolution-caitlin-press/]

"The historical West was lawless and degenerate.... Kat Cameron is haunted by the experiences of those least among us, commoners of the Western prairies, especially women, and her searing work will not let us forget their grief."

"From prairie history to cultural considerations such as the Edmonton Oilers and Alberta bumper stickers, Cameron's poems examine what occurs when life gets caught up against external forces, attempting to articulate the ghosts of what has been lost, and what may have been set aside, writing out a confluence of women from Alberta to Wyoming, through boom and bust, through hope and loss and sadness and grief. These are characters that fight to remain standing, something that, at times, is either all or more than they are capable of." [Full review at https://robmclennan.blogspot.com/2020/08/kit-cameron-ghosts-still-linger.html]

Endorsements

"In Ghosts Still Linger, Kat Cameron blurs the boundaries between the past and the present. The blurring is lyrical, rich with 'luminous echoes' that make visible, like radar, the contours of grief and history. Her language—exquisite and elegiac—is another source of light: it reanimates the lives of Western icons like Annie Oakley, and it makes visible the endangered beauty of the Canadian prairies. This is a marvellous and memorable book."

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