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Peony Vertigo!

OUT on october 1, 2023
Peony Vertigo by Jan Conn

“Dear permafrost I am face down on top of you I am begging you “

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Peony Vertigo by Jan Conn $22.95 CAD
8.5 X 5.75 Inches | 112 Pages | Publication Date: October 1, 2023

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About Peony Vertigo

Poems emerging from deep memory and shifting landscapes to joyously engage flora, fauna, and self.

Praise for Peony Vertigo

“Peony Vertigo is a stunning collection of poems in which the human and non-human worlds form an entanglement of mutualisms through language that is luscious and precise in carefully measured proportions. We are lucky readers that Conn is still offering us her ecologically-immersive poems: ‘A zigzag in the day and I step right into it / The great void, the mystery, the song of the white-throated sparrow.'” — Madhur Anand, writer and ecology professor, author of Parasitic Oscillations

“It’s a strange time to love the world, and Jan Conn’s poems are vivid documents of her trafficks in love for what is beyond repair and beyond compare. Part star, part venom, part bone, part microplastic, as she titles one of her poems, so is this book.” — Erin Robinsong, author of Rag Cosmology and Wet Dream

“Peony Vertigo is intelligent and fearless. In this ground-breaking collection, Conn writes with the analytic eye of a biologist, the precise hand of a painter, and the expansive mind-map of a world traveller. ‘Be very careful’ — a dare and an invitation.” — Jim Nason, author of Rooster, Dog, Crow and Blue Suitcase: Documentary Poems

“Where else, but in Jan Conn’s masterful verse-canvases, does a rose bloom inside a neuron? The multilayered journeys of Peony Vertigo bring us, line after lyrical line, from the particular to the unexpected. And where we land — whether soil, synapse, or stars — is as astonishing as how we get there.” — Lisa Rosenberg, author of A Different Physics

About the Author

Peony Vertigo is Jan Conn‘s tenth book of poetry. Her poetry has received a CBC Literary Prize, the inaugural P.K. Page Founder’s Award, and in 2016 was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a member of the collaborative writing group Yoko’s Dogs whose publications include, most recently, Caution Tape (Collusion Press, 2021). She works full-time as a Research Scientist and Professor at the New York State Department of Health in Albany, NY and State University of New York at Albany on the vector biology and evolution of Latin American mosquito vectors. She is also a visual artist. She lives in rural western Massachusetts.