"Audacious, irreverent, funny and, at the same time, deeply serious…Uppal has done the rare and difficult thing: she has brought a brand new voice to poetry."
–Griffin Poetry Prize Jury, on the author’s previous release, Ontological Necessities

In Priscila Uppal’s sixth major collection of poetry, the standards by which we define our mental, physical, and spiritual health are dissected in the poet’s holistic laboratory. Men with wands patrol the neighbourhood charting cellular death, past selves smuggle themselves aboard airplanes for exotic trips, while the unhappy spin the psychological wheel of blame. Playful, satirical, surreal, yet unflinchingly humane in its examination of states of being, this new collection by one of Canada’s most unique talents will change the way you think about your body, your mind, and your spirit. And will lead you off into uncharted regions.

"Uppal mixes a heady cocktail of art and politics." –Donna Bailey Nurse, The Ottawa Citizen

"The poems bristle with startling imagery and sardonic humour…strong stuff indeed." –Barbara Carey, Toronto Star

"[B]oth witty and serious, attacking big questions while concentrating on small details. This makes for thought-provoking readings and rereadings." –K.I. Press, Contemporary Verse 2

"She writes poems for which she most likely would have been imprisoned, burnt at the stake, or shot in many countries in the world, both in the distant past and today. Luckily for us, here she is. " –Charles Simic

TRAUMATOLOGY - Priscila Uppal
Poetry • 6.5x8.75 • 104 pages
978-1-55096-139-3
(tpb/linen paper) $19.95

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