JC Bouchard's debut collection pairs street photography with a direct and minimal text. Under the backdrop of Toronto's alleys, side streets, and buildings emerges a long poem that explores the mutual rejection between the person and the city they occupy. Stark, eye-catching, and graceful, this book will make you look twice at the places, and people, seldom noticed.
"In this collection of poetry Bouchard cements his place as one of the most defined young voices in Canadian poetry."
-Khashayar Mohammadi, author of Dear Kestrel
“In these poems and photographs, JC Bouchard is searching for a place in what can seem like an empty universe.”
-a.m. kozak, editor of 30 under 30: an anthology of Canadian millennial poets
“This is poetry grounded in the body, if the body is grounded in nothing.”
-Jessica Bebenek, author of Fourth Walk
About the author
JC Bouchard is the author of the chapbooks Portraits (In/Words Press) and WOOL WATER (words(on)pages press). His poetry was long-listed for the CBC Poetry Prize and received honourable mentions for the Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award and the Blodwyn Memorial Prize. He lives in Toronto and at jcbouchard.com.
Book cover art by JC Bouchard