2014 Robert Kroetsch Award For Innovative Poetry Winner
How does a place get in your bones? How do you become the bones of a place? Hidden City unearths memories that don’t want to be found.
A poem cycle that speaks through disembodied voices—the parts of ourselves we don’t want to acknowledge, but which refuse to be silenced—Hidden City’s post-lyrical form opens a secret door to the experience of nostalgia for a traumatic past.
Jeremy Stewart’s work has appeared in Geist, Open Letter, and filling Station. His first collection, (flood basement, was published in 2009, and he had several past efforts shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry before winning the prize in 2014 with Hidden City. Stewart lives in Prince George, BC.
“This is a crackling, energetic, desperate suite of poems. Weird and worrying.” – Ken Babstock, author of Methodist Hatchet