In her third poetry book for Frontenac House, Ali Riley applies her unique and inventive poetics to our National identity. Breaking down and remixing our familiar icons – for example, The Hudson‘s Bay Company, Susannah Moodie’s Roughing it in the Bush – the poet finds that wanderlust, geography, solitude and a thirst for exploration still underlie the Canadian Spirit.
About the Author
Ali Riley’s poems have appeared in Geist, The nth Position Anthology, Matrix, This Magazine, Event and the Moosehead Review. Her collection Tear Down was short-listed for the Re-Lit awards, and her first book, Wayward, was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award. Her novel-in-progress, Hag, was written on a reality show and took first prize in the Walrus magazine/SLS Fiction Contest. As an actor she won a Dora Mavor Moore award and as a playwright she wrote five produced plays, including a Marquis de Sade trilogy that played at Buddies in Bad Times and Crow’s Theatre.