Dani Couture

ISBN 978-1-77126-037-4
$17.00 CDN/USA
64 pages




YAW marks a sharp departure in tone and structure from Dani Couture’s previous two acclaimed poetry collections. An almost singular narrative runs through these quiet, powerful poems, a narrative that seeks to examine how far we must go to answer the questions closest to us, how we grieve, and how to make sense of what and who remains. YAW is a spare but abundant book, a seamless gathering of investigative poems that can be seen as one side of a conversation—or, perhaps, a plea for answers to the unanswerable.


“Couture is a sensitive and talented writer and her portraits are fine and clear.” — Michel Basilières, National Post

“Sweet has a complexity that extends far beyond the notes detectable by our mammalian taste buds.” — Stevie Howell, Arc Poetry Journal

“It is easy to borrow Couture’s own words to describe hers: honed, pared, exactly cut. Her sensory, often simple, language is kept tidy with meticulous line breaks and punctuation. It’s rich with suggestion and sound play…” — Janet Henderson, Books in Canada

“[Couture has] an ear for the social ecology of humans as tuned as the one for flight patterns of birds or the eating habits of a grizzly bear. Sweet is an excellent read: short, sweet, and constantly challenging.”
— Jacob McArthur Mooney, Torontoist


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