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A Nightwood Editions title, distributed by Harbour Publishing

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ISBN 13: 978-0-88971-324-6
ISBN 10: 0-88971-324-3
Paperback
5.5 x 8 - 96 pp
October 2016
CAD$18.95 • USD$18.95

Digsite

Book Description

Digsite draws on Nicholsonís experience working in the Alberta oil sands and arboreal forest, taking an archaeological lens to its subject, and in this way, reimagines tens of thousands of years of human existence. These poems grow from a schism between the current place of living and the ones in which we are pulled back to, in particular, the places we no longer occupy.

Nicholsonís language draws on his archaeological and fieldwork background as he burrows and grinds the places we have lost, consistently underpinned by the grief that must accompany such a fervent exploration. In these discoveries, Nicholson presents us with the material remains of our own abandonment, of loss and acceptance, and ultimately leaves us with more questions than when we began.