With the publication of the author’s critically acclaimed book of essays entitled ‘Treed’ (Wolsak and Wynn June, 2019), At Bay Press will be publishing the companion book of poetry entitled Tree Talk. Award-winning poet Ariel Gordon sets out on a wholly original project, collecting fragments of thought from passersby of a local elm tree. These notes written on paper hanging from the limbs of this tree are translated into poetry. Gordon implores us to consider climate change, foraging and our relationship with the strong, silent sentinels that live among us. Anyone who lives in Winnipeg knows just how significant the elm canopy is to all who reside beneath. Decorated by lovely urban illustrations by Natalie Baird from the vicinity of the original elm tree.
*Not final cover art. Coming soon.