This is a young poet's search for and discovery of his place in the local landscape. The poet is haunted by the legacy of colonialism and propelled by the struggles of a community seeking its own identity. (flood basement is the raw, shocking and incent journey of an emerging artist in a seemingly inflexible world. In this collection Stewart shares a collage of fragments that amount to a portrait of the Prince George of his youth, a transcription of a midnight audio journey, and an introspection of the fluctuating and sometimes fragile identity of the writer. Stewart's work pushes the boundaries of invative and experimental poetry while weaving a visual narrative of the world in which he lives.
Jeremy Stewart grew up in Prince George, BC, a place as remarkable for its flourishing poetry community as for its industrial grit. He is a graduate student of English Literature at the University of Northern British Columbia and a past winner of the Barry McKinnon Chapbook Prize.