This Will Be Good (BookThug $18) is the debut book of poetry by Mallory Tater, an Ottawa native who studied writing at the University of Victoria before settling in Vancouver. "Shot through this collection are moments of family intimacy, connection, togetherness, inter-dependency, secrets, religion, meals, apprenticeship to the feminine," notes Ormsby reviewer Elee Kraljii Gardiner."Nothing happens in a vacuum. A life does not skew towards disorder on its own accord or unfold entirely without pleasure." Tater, publisher of Rahila's Ghost, a Vancouver-based chapbook press, includes a poem based on her Romanian great-great-grandmother, Rahila Corches. 9781771663946

[BCBW 2018]