This Spring, we return with our Official Book Playlist series, which invites authors to create playlists for their books, and offers them a space to draw parallels between the two. Shannon Webb-Campbell starts us off with a list of coastal and moonlit tunes to accompany her new poetry book Lunar Tides—a collection which originates from the deep grief of losing her mother and charts the arc to finding her again in the waves.
“In Lunar Tides, Shannon Webb-Campbell exposes a heart that’s broken but also carried across the gulf between the moon and the sea, a heart that knows how ‘grief takes up with the body,'” writes Douglas Walbourne-Gough, author of Crow Gulch, “This book reminds us that, grieving or not, we “need to be held by something other than a theory.”
Find the official Lunar Tides playlist below, or listen on Spotify. Enjoy!
PS) If you prefer to listen while reading the book, which we highly recommend, Lunar Tides is available to order from our online shop, or from your local independent bookstore.
Atlantic Night Waves by Coastal Sounds
The Shore by Basia Bulat
Time, Time by Amelia Curran
Moonshadow by Yusef / Cat Stevens
Ecology of Being by Melissa Hui, Duo Concertante
What Will You Be Building by The Once
Moonglow by Billie Holiday
Don’t Bury Me by Tanya Davis
The Bell Island Song by Harry Hibbs
The Girl From Ipanema by Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Astrud Gilberto
Mountains by Charlotte Day Wilson
Good God Damn by Arcade Fire
Gone Baby Gone by Jenn Grant
Sleeping With the Northern Lights by Melissa Hui, Duo Concertante
Moonlight Becomes You by Ella Fitzgerald
Fly Me to the Moon by Astrud Gilberto
Once You Were Wondrous by Kim Harris
Moon River by Audrey Hepburn
Survivors by Tim Baker
Ashes to Ashes by Jill Barber
Dream a Little Dream of Me by The Mamas & The Papas
Hey Rosey by The National
Wild Mountain Thyme by Nico Paulo
Over the Rainbow by Judy Garland
Coastal Foghorn Sound by Tmsoft’s White Noise Sleep Sounds
Shannon Webb-Campbell is a mixed Indigenous (Mi’kmaq) settler poet, writer, and critic. She is the author of Still No Word (2015), recipient of Eagle Canada’s Out in Print Award, and I Am A Body of Land (2019; finalist for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry). Shannon holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and a MA in English Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of New Brunswick in the Department of English. She is the editor of Visual Arts News Magazine. Shannon is a member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and lives in Kijpuktuk/Halifax in Mi’kma’ki.