Today marks the first release from our Spring 2023 season! Introducing Heating the Outdoors—an irreverent and transcendent new poetry collection by Ilnu Nation member Marie-Andrée Gill, translated from French by Kristen Renee Miller.
Happy Book Birthday to Heating the Outdoors by Marie-Andrée Gill, translated by Kristen Renee Miller! We are overjoyed to be putting out a second poetry collection by this extraordinary writer-translator duo, which builds on themes of coming of age and colonial impact, previously explored in Spawn.
A CBC Books ‘Most-Anticipated’ poetry title, Heating the Outdoors is garnering lots of love from early readers. Publishers Weekly writes, “Miller’s translation skillfully delivers the energy and pacing of Gill’s ruminative poems . . . These pages full of irreverent musings deliver affecting details and candor.” The Cyrus Piece calls Heating the Outdoors, “a powerful, refreshingly honest ode to womanhood, love, loss, and introspection.” This must-read post-breakup contemplation romances language and landscape in the aftermath of a love affair.
“A luminous, resilient read that finds resonance in our little hidden wounds.”
—Rose Carine Henriquez, Le Devoir
Events with Kristen Renee Miller in Seattle at AWP!
We are excited to return to the AWP Conference & Bookfair, this year taking place in Seattle! Catch Kristen Renee Miller signing copies of Heating the Outdoors at the Book*hug booth, #1339, and reading from the collection at a wonderful offsite event:
Book Signing at Book*hug Booth 1339 – Kristen Renee Miller, translator of Heating the Outdoors | Friday, March 10 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
Anvil Press and Book*hug Press present an AWP Offsite Reading: Canadians in Seattle – Thursday, March 9 | Left Bank Books Collective, 92 Pike, Suite #B, Seattle, WA | Doors at 7:00 pm / Readings at 7:30 pm PT – Poetry and prose readings showcasing six writers: Carellin Brooks, Andrew Chesham, Raoul Fernandes, Kristen Renee Miller, Michael V. Smith, and Rob Taylor. Free. All are welcome. Mask policy in effect. More information here.
That’s all for now, dear reader. Please join us again in wishing a very Happy Book Birthday to Heating the Outdoors by Marie-Andrée Gill, translated by Kristen Renee Miller! Available now from our online shop or from your local independent bookstore. Happy reading!