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The poems in Gatecrasher reimagine social and familial relationships, personal and collective failures, and false nostalgias. Part surreal autobiography, and part observation of how physical and conceptual human-made structures are collapsing, this wildfire debut dreamwalks through the liminal space between expectation and disappointment, and the poet’s relationship to the BC landscape.


Susan Buis

Susan Buis lives on an acreage near Kamloops and teaches at Thompson Rivers University. Her writing has appeared in CV2, Vallum, Grain, Event, Prairie Fire, The Malahat Review, and The Fiddlehead, and has won awards from some of these journals. Her writing has been longlisted for CBC Canada Writes several times. A chapbook, Sugar for Shock, winner of the John Lent Prize, is available from Kalamalka Press.
Chapter Title Contents Contributors Pages Year Price


Arrowslit — Deconstructure — Mud the cracks — Vaxxer — Dubrovnik: arms — Roma: architectural drawing — Costume — Constituents — Knee Play — … 42 $4.20


Yank — Pollen! — Kejimkujik dark sky preserve — Olives — Half-lit morning of the longest night — To town — Settle – Grassland pointillism — The air … 20 $2.00


Author acknowledgements 1 $0.10


Notes 2 $0.20