This poetry bundle includes:
Dream of No One but Myself by David Bradford
Nominated this year for more awards than you can count on one hand (including the Griffin and the GG), this book is a kind of anti-memoir composed of erasures of its own poems, deconstructed family photos, and straight-up searing lyric moments that are then undone pages later. The effect is a sense that no family story is ever finished being told.
Grey All Over by Andrea Actis
A grief book like no other, Actis uses lists, photos, email chains, photocopied diary entries, transcriptions of desperate phonecalls and late-night drunken conversations about death to cup in her hands the life of her father as it slips through.
The Grey Islands by John Steffler
This is a classic of Canadian wilderness writing, constructed from voices, poems, plainspoken anecdotes, ghost stories, tall tales, field notes, documents, and pseudo-documents, all adding up to a book that delivers the bite of raw experience and embraces existence at the edge in all its terror and beauty.