Trailer Park Shakes


These poems, while dreamlike and playful, bear unflinching witness to the workings of injustice — how violence is channeled through institutions and refracted intimately between people, becoming intertwined with the full range of human experience, including care and love. Trailer Park Shakes is a book that seems to want to hold everything — an entire cross-section of lived experience — written by a poet whose courage, attention, and capacity to trace contradiction inspire trust in her words’ embrace. Dion-Glowa’s poems are quietly philosophical, with a heartfelt, self-possessed politic.


Justene Dion-Glowa

Justene Dion-Glowa is a queer Métis creative, beadworker and poet born in Win-Nipi (Winnipeg) and has been residing in Secwepemcúl'ecw since 2014. They are a Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity alumni. They have been working in the human services field for nearly a decade. Their microchap, TEETH, is available from Ghost City Press. Trailer Park Shakes is their first full-length poetry book.
Chapter Contributors Pages Year Price
Tissue – blur – Dust Bowl Masquerade – Burial//Rebirth – kaanookaat – Thistle&Thorn – ruts – Ghost – Sertraline Dreams – My depression, …
31 $3.10
Archive – Din – wick – Perch – kornay – shoovreu – THE DARK PLACE – Hark! A Misandrist! – CRUSH(ED) – she – Aces – Vessel – …
54 $5.40