How to Hold a Pebble

How to Hold a Pebble is the second poetry collection from Calgary writer Jaspreet Singh.

Jaspreet Singh

The cover of Jaspreet Singh's poetry book How to Hold a Pebble, which features yellow flame-like graphics over a grey background.

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 the author of the novels Helium, Chef, and Face; the story collection Seventeen Tomatoes; the poetry collections November and How to Hold a Pebble; and the memoir My Mother, My Translator.

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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