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Re-Origin of Species


From hybrid bodies to shifting landscapes, Re-Origin of Species blurs the lines of the real. These poems journey through illness and altered states to position disability and madness as evolutionary traits; skilled adaptations aligned with ecological change. A lyric contemplation of our relationship to the environment, this book looks at the interdependence of species. Weaving personal narratives with a study of the insect kingdom, it draws parallels between human illness, climate change, and the state of peril in the natural world.


Alessandra Naccarato

Alessandra Naccarato is the recipient of the 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the winner of the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize. A two-time finalist for Arc Magazine’s Poem of Year and the Edna Steabler Personal Essay Prize, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and has toured nationally and internationally as a spoken word artist. She is based between Toronto, Ontario and Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Re-Origin of Species is her debut poetry collection.

Chapter Title Contents Contributors Pages Year Price


Postcards For My Sister 6 $0.60


Mountain that Eats Men – This Is How You Make a Haunting – The Fish – Land that Erases – Imminent Domain – One Hundred Ways to Die in Yellowstone – It Could Be … 18 $1.80


Droughtland – Miscarriage – It’s About Survival – Coyote Media – Media Coyote – Suicide Seeds – Generation Exodus – Mimicry – Re-Origin of Species 17 $1.70


Girlhood – Sad Girl Meets Horned God – No Comment – In His Defence – Infinity – Northeast Blackout 2003 – Who Can Look at the Light When It’s So … 19 $1.90


Autogenesis 22 $2.20