Publication Year

The Understory

Companion Essays and Additional Research


From: Imminent Domains: Reckoning With The Anthropocene


Includes the essays: On Zoonotic Disease and Global Health, On RCMP Violence: A Note, On Silence, On the Endangered Species Act: Black-Footed Ferret v. Pipeline, On the Business of De-Extinction, On the Lithium Coup, On Diamonds, On Structural Violence, and On Survival.



Alessandra Naccarato

Alessandra Naccarato is a writer and poet born and raised in Tkaronto (Toronto). The recipient of the 2015 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers and the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize, her poetry and essays have appeared widely in publications such as The New Quarterly, Room Magazine, and Event. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and a graduate degree in Community Economic Development from Concordia University, supporting two decades of work and research in grassroots social change, community arts, and the prevention of gender-based violence. Her debut poetry collection, Re-Origin of Species, was awarded the AICW Bressani Literary Prize for Poetry, shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, longlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and named a Best Book of 2019 by CBC Books.