How to Hold a Pebble
How to Hold a Pebble, Jaspreet Singh's second collection of poems, locates humans in the Anthropocene, while also warning against the danger of a single story. These pages present intimate engagements with memory, place, language, migration; with enchantment, uncanniness, uneven climate change and everyday decolonization; with entangled human/non-human relationships and deep anxieties about essential/non-essential economic activities.
The poems explore strategies for survival and action by way of a playful return to the quotidian and its manifold interactions with the global and planetary. (From NeWest Press)
How to Hold a Pebble is available on Oct. 15, 2022.
Jaspreet Singh's short pieces have appeared in Granta, Brick, The Walrus, Zoetrope, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, and the New York Times.
He is a recipient of several awards and has been translated into many languages. He lives in Calgary, the traditional territory and home to several diverse Indigenous peoples.
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