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House of Anansi Press


Written by Erin Knight

Published April 07, 2012 | ISBN 9781770890114

Cover of Chaser

Regular price $19.95 CAD

104 pages | 8.75 in × 5.75 in
Print Format

About this book


Erin Knight

Chaser is a book of poems that grows from the troubling premise that each of us lives in a state of pre-diagnosis. Our bodies are never under our control, and when illness strikes we must redraw the boundary between the well and the unwell, interacting with the world differently. In these poems, the experience of illness is applied to individuals, communities, economic systems, and travel between nations. In bracing, electric language and form, the book’s three threads — one following a group of patients and a character known as Invalid, one examining a scientist’s study of tuberculosis, and a third examining the language of manic economy — explore different notions of consumption, wellness, discovery, and growth.

About the Author

Erin Knight

Erin Knight is the critically acclaimed author of The Sweet Fuels, which was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and longlisted for the ReLit Award in 2008. She lives in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Awards and Praise
Knight strikes a strong balance between the intellectual and the imagistic.