Trinity Street

Trinity Street

Written by: Currin, Jen

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Heartsick, reverent, irreverent, and quietly political, Trinity Street is the much-anticipated fifth collection from poet Jen Currin, winner of the Audre Lorde Award and a Lambda finalist. 

While Trinity Street is in fact an actual street in Vancouver, it is also the site of an imaginary garden and imperfect utopia in the title poem of this new collection. Currin’s poems weave together the meditative and the disruptive, the queer and quotidian, and the worlds of the dead and the living. Connections are made through prayer and protest; friendships are forged on a planet challenged by climate crisis, collective grief, and the perils of late capitalism. 

These poems vibrate with unexpected shifts and precise, startling imagery, the touchstones of a poet whose work critics have described as thrilling, emotionally evocative, and revelatory.

Heartsick, reverent, irreverent, and quietly political, Trinity Street is the much-anticipated fifth collection from poet Jen Currin, winner of the Audre Lorde Award and a Lambda finalist. 

While Trinity Street is in fact an actual street in Vancouver, it is also the site of an imaginary garden and imperfect utopia in the title poem of this new collection. Currin’s poems weave together the meditative and the disruptive, the queer and quotidian, and the worlds of the dead and the living. Connections are made through prayer and protest; friendships are forged on a planet challenged by climate crisis, collective grief, and the perils of late capitalism. 

These poems vibrate with unexpected shifts and precise, startling imagery, the touchstones of a poet whose work critics have described as thrilling, emotionally evocative, and revelatory.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Apr 4, 2023
Specifications 104 pages | 6 in x 8 in
Written By

JEN CURRIN lives on unceded Qayqayt, Kwantlen, and Musqueam territories (New Westminster, BC) and teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Jen’s story collection, Hider/Seeker, won a Canadian Independent Book Award and was named a Globe and Mail Best Book. Jen’s poetry books include The Inquisition Yours, winner of the Audre Lorde Award and a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Lambda Literary Award; and School, a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Prize and Pat Lowther Award.

Written By

JEN CURRIN lives on unceded Qayqayt, Kwantlen, and Musqueam territories (New Westminster, BC) and teaches at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Jen’s story collection, Hider/Seeker, won a Canadian Independent Book Award and was named a Globe and Mail Best Book. Jen’s poetry books include The Inquisition Yours, winner of the Audre Lorde Award and a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Lambda Literary Award; and School, a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Prize and Pat Lowther Award.