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House of Anansi Press


Written by Sara Peters

Published April 13, 2013 | ISBN 9781770892712
POETRY / Canadian / General

Cover of 1996

Regular price $19.95 CAD

80 pages | 8.5 in × 5.5 in
Print Format

About this book


Sara Peters

Sara Peters' visionary debut collection is a book about obsessions — about desire, violence, sex, beauty, and cruelty, about how they lace through our days, leaving us changed. In these startling poems of mystery and terror, we meet remarkable characters enduring unspeakable things, confronting the raw reality of existence through fearless candor. With profound clarity, elegance, and humour, Sara Peters reminds us of the harrowing and beautiful complexity of life itself. 1996 marks the undeniable arrival of an essential and brave new voice.

About the Author

Sara Peters

Sara Peters was born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. She completed an MFA at Boston University, and was a Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University from 2010 to 2012. Her poems have appeared in Poetry Daily, The Threepenny Review, and The Walrus. She lives in Toronto.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended Quill & Quire Books of the Year: Fiction, 2013