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Cult Life

Cult Life is Kyeren Regehr's first full length poetry collection.

Kyeren Regehr

Enlightenment may not be on everyone's bucket list, but for the three hundred devotees of the Master Teacher, "awakening" was their singular purpose. Cult Life follows three years in the life of the poet as a twenty-something single mother whose spiritual devotion stood in juxtaposition to her search for worldly love. All the marvellous peculiarities of coterie life are laid bare through the voices of strange characters and the poet-narrator's own unflinching honesty. Cult Life is a crucible where philanthropists and sociopaths, artists and misfits, dare to seek the mystical, transcendent, something that calls from the realm of the soul. (From Pedlar Press)

Kyeren Regehr's writing can be found in journals and anthologies in Canada, the United States and Australia. She was longlisted for the 2019 CBC Poetry Prize for her piece Acceptance is a kind of dying.

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