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Lunar Tides by Shannon Webb-Campbell

Lunar Tides by Shannon Webb-Campbell

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Poetry
Publication Date: April 5, 2022
6 x 8 inches
96 pages
ISBN 9781771667388

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Expansive and enveloping, Webb-Campbell’s collection asks, “Who am I in relation to the moon?” These poems explore the primordial connections between love, grief, and water, structured within the lunar calendar.

The poetics follow rhythms of the body, the tides, the moon, and long, deep familial relationships that are both personal and ancestral. Originating from Webb-Campbell’s deep grief of losing her mother, Lunar Tides charts the arc to finding her again in the waves. Written from a mixed Mi’kmaq/settler perspective, this work also explores the legacies of colonialism, kinship and Indigenous resurgence.

Lunar Tides is the ocean floor and a moonlit night: full of possibility and fundamental connections.

Praise for Lunar Tides

“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.” She shows us that grief is tidal, its ebb and flow pulsing like the moon and dog-earring our memories. This book reminds us that, grieving or not, we “need to be held by something other than a theory.” —Douglas Walbourne-Gough, author of Crow Gulch

“There is an arc of light in Shannon Webb-Campbell’s Lunar Tidesthat passes through a mother’s death, a poet’s birth, and the moon in orbit over Atlantic. These are poetics of nature told from the lip of Eastern Canada where a desire to know reveals a desire to remember. ‘Life becomes a quest of origin,’ the poet tells us. And in this way, we are shown how even grief can be transformed.” —Tawhida Tanya Evanson, author of Book of Wings

Lunar Tides is both expansive and exacting, inviting us to feel our own relationship to the ocean, belonging and mortality.” —Shalan Joudry, author of Walking Ground

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.

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