SFU professor of First Nations Studies, Dr. Annie Ross’ debut book, Pots and Other Living Beings (Talonbooks $19.95) combines her poems and selected photographs to describe postmodern life since the proliferation of nuclear weapons began in the 1940s and 50s. They emphasize disillusionment, failed utopias and dispossessions. In her poem fix it, Ross writes of a desert highway: “swarm of Grasshoppers / looking for dinner, yes? / if i had anything, i would give it to you / no one planted, i didn’t // how hot can it be / did we do this? / mercilessly, we did this. / the long meandering highway / stares blankly at the Sky //  what, here, for a Wolf to eat? / the sign reads, good beef jerky, thirty-four miles ahead / everything is always / somewhere else


 Pots and Other Living Beings (Talonbooks 2019) $19.95 978-1-77201-236-1

[BCBW 2020]