The True Names of Birds is the first book-length collection from a voice that has captured the attention of Canadian poetry readers for the last half-dozen years. Deeply centred in domestic life, Goyette’s work is informed by a muscular lyricism. These are poems that push the limits, always true to their roots.
Praise for The True Names of Birds:
“This is a fresh new voice with a tense lyrical intelligence. This is a collection to begin everything with, a cure for silence, secrets that arrive with a steady eloquence.” — Patrick Lane