FAUNICS x two shortlists

We are pleased to announce that Jack Davis’s debut collection, FAUNICS, has been nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award




and the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize.


Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize


In Faunics, Jack Davis delights in finding the word to match the precise moment of observation of sundry species situated primarily in northeast Ontario. The range of reference  and research is impressive (from Duns Scotus to Robert Bringhurst, from The Tempest to Tender Buttons), as is the lyrical and philosophical weight given to line break, silence, and inter-species contact. The poems emerge as their own startling linguistic creatures, “makeshifting” an environmentally attuned music.

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