Book details

Publication date: February 2020
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: prairie, blue-collar, history, artifacts, women’s voices, witty, lyrical, grief, memory, loss, landscape, rural, environmental impacts, social media, plains
Subject(s): POETRY / Canadian, POETRY / Women Authors, Poetry / Canadian Literature, prairie, blue-collar, history, artifacts, women’s voices, witty, lyrical, grief, memory, loss, landscape, rural, environmental impacts, social media, plains, Poetry, Poetry
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press

Kat Cameron. 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.

"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."

Eduardo C. Corral, author of Guillotine

GHOSTS ARE ORDINARY
2 Cracked
3 Blue Scarf
4 B-Flat Minor
5 Lament
6 Haunted
12 For Gerda, on the threshold
14 Paper Chambers
15 Windows of Faith
16 Bastille Day 2016
17 The King in the Car Park
19 A Diary

ALBERTA ADVANTAGE
22 Athabasca Glacier 1924
24 Big Burn
25 Copper Moon
26 Drought
27 Elms
28 Flood Erasures 2013
29 Garden
30 Hinton 2013
31 Interlude
32 Johnston Canyon
33 K-Country
34 Loons and Wolf Willows
36 Moose Photobomb
37 Old North Trail
39 Oilers Nation
40 Poetic Licence
41 Prairie Fields
42 Rollerblades
43 Saturday Night Prowl
44 Territory
45 Until Help Arrives
46 VW Ramblings
47 Whyte Avenue 2 a.m.
48 YEG/YYC

LIGHTNING OVER WYOMING
50 Man of the West
51 Louisa’s Locket
52 Taken
53 White Shoes
54 Woman in White
55 Testimony
58 Soiled Doves
60 Little Sure Shot
62 Glass Targets in a Museum
63 Annie’s Gun
64 Lightning over Wyoming

69 Notes
73 Acknowledgements
ISBNs: 9781772125092 978-1-77212-509-2 Title: ghosts still linger ISBNs: 9781772125207 978-1-77212-520-7 Title: ghosts still linger