Cool-burning with the strange and the sensual, this collection of poems takes the imposing realities of political, environmental, and social upheaval, and infuses each with personal elements. The poems draw on themes as widespread as the poet's left-wing activist and union organizer past, the loss of her parents, the Iraq War, and the homeless, all seen through the gritty lens of New York City and with a persistent inner dialogue about love, family, and doubt.
Leanne Averbach is a Canadian poet and filmmaker. Her poetry collection Fever was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Prize. A short film based on her poetry, Teacups & Mink, has also garnered numerous awards. She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.