Jacqueline Bourque

ISBN 9781771262736

$18.00 CDN/USA 84 pages

Repointing the Bricks inhabits and is inhabited. Examining the lasting impression that birthplace can have on those who eventually find refuge elsewhere, Jacqueline Bourque writes from multiple locations – both geographical and bodily – in pursuit of identity. Confident that home is often experienced as addition and subtraction of the self, the poet “sheds new homes regularly” with the knowledge that instability can lead to a reconsideration of how a person is defined. Repointing the Bricks is a remarkable, reorienting debut.

Jacqueline Bourque grew up along the ocean shores of New Brunswick. She spent the better part of her career in Ottawa working as a communicator in the public sector. Her poetry has been featured in a number of anthologies and journals, including The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, Queen’s Quarterly, and The Dalhousie Review. In 2019, she released a chapbook titled The Dune as Bookmark, published by Anstruther Press.

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