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category: Poetry
published: May 2009
publisher: Caitlin Press

(flood basement

by Jeremy Stewart


Jeremy Stewart's first book, '(flood basement', is a young poet's search for and discovery of his place in the local landscape. The poet is haunted by the legacy of colonialism and propelled by the struggles of a community seeking its own identity. '(flood basement' is the raw, shocking and innocent journey of an emerging artist in a seemingly inflexible world. In this collection Stewart shares a collage of fragments that amount to a portrait of the PrinceGeorge of his youth, a transcription of a midnight audio journey, and an introspection of the fluctuating and sometimes fragile identity of the writer. Stewart's work pushes the boundaries of innovative and experimental poetry while weaving a visual narrative of the world in which he lives.

About the Author

Jeremy Stewart

Jeremy Stewart’s work has appeared in Geist, Open Letter, and filling Station. His first collection, (flood basement, was published in 2009, and he had several past efforts shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry before winning the prize in 2014 with Hidden City. Stewart lives in Prince George, BC.

Contributor Notes

Jeremy Stewart grew up in Prince George, BC, a place as remarkable for its flourishing poetry community as for its industrial grit. He is a graduate student of English Literature at the University of Northern British Columbia and a past winner of the Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize. The manuscript of '(floodbasement' was shortlisted for the 2008 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry.

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