April 2011|4.5 x 7.25|76 pp|978-1-926655-23-9|$15.95
poetry by Kirsty Elliot
"Poems about pushing out babies
and falling in love with them and poems about taking hallucinogens and
drifting around the Arctic while you turn into a young woman."
Shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award 2012
These poems are like valentines dropped
in the snow.
Pink feather boas and spruce trees. Glitter and firelight. But don't
let the stardust fool you. There's something visceral and warm-blooded
just under the surface.
Simple, lovely and true.
Kirsty Elliot is one of my favourite
writers of all time. We wrote two songs together and they are still
my biggest hits. Our first song, Humminah, is a story made into a song,
verbatim, from Kirsty's mouth. It is perfect and simple, sad and hilarious.
This is what Kirsty excels at: finding the balance-points of humour
and heartbreak, whimsy and depth, light-heartedness and dark twists.
She's a fairy who has lived in the deeps of the forest for ages and
knows how to cast some damn potent spells.
Gill is the author of the multi-award winning novel Ladykiller
and the forthcoming memoir about treeplanting called Eating Dirt
Barlow is a singer songwriter, a two-time Juno nominee in Whitehorse,
Yukon. Her latest CD is Saplings. www.kimbarlow.ca
Charleton's work is at Rove Photography
Kirsty's vimeo: "The Night My Creampuffs Fell"
"A little movie about the spring
my dude went treeplanting and left me in a plastic shack with our 2
babies. I took my tweets and turned them into a chapbook which I then
made into a movie."