Visceral and playful, tend reflects the intimate awkwardness of modern life. Hargreaves’ latest collection explores feelings of being distanced from loved ones, physically and emotionally; striving to be better (at chores, at intimacy); and tending to the things that fracture.

These poems are anchored in the body, straining the edges of spaces that bodies and language inhabit: between sealing in and digging out; restlessness and isolation; memory and planning for the future; gaps in texts and reiterations. tend is an immersive work, as validating as it is illuminating.


Kate Hargreaves

Kate Hargreaves is the author of the poetry collection, Leak, as well as Jammer Star, a roller derby novel for young readers, and Talking Derby, a book of prose vignettes. She holds an MA in English and Creative Writing from the University of Windsor, where she received the Governor General’s Gold Medal in Graduate Studies. Her work has appeared in literary journals across Canada, the US, and the UK. As a book designer for numerous Canadian presses, Hargreaves has received honours from the Alcuin Society for Excellence in Book Design, the CBC Bookie Awards, and the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. She grew up in Amherstburg, Ontario, and lives and works in Windsor.
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the young ones – plans – an early gift for February 14 – thank yourself for this practice – unsolicited” 11 $1.10


rerun – pattern – other people’s dogs – a greeting card – that is to say 18 $1.80


I will be a person who composts – buffer – rift – any pressure can be hazardous – seaming – the other rose city – duplex – innumerable shades – tend 11 $1.10


where to start – stains – july – a reproduction – a hawk is implied risk – other snaps – corvidae – bolt – against capital letters – a ritual … 17 $1.70


what remains – Greenbank – the herb garret – root 15 $1.50