I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me?
Intimate, nostalgic, and surprising, the poems in I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? spark connections that alter trajectory and carry lasting resonance. Encounters across phone lines, over drinks, through walkie-talkies, and unspoken recognitions between queer bodies fill this collection with explorations of what it means to be seen. The micro-narratives in I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? both celebrate and grieve the connections they illuminate. Nolan Natasha's poetry is plainspoken but lyrical, sweet but frank, nostalgic but unromanticized, combining the atmosphere of Eileen Myles with the musical insight of Helen Humphreys. These poems bring an unflinching examination and a keen sense of humour to moments of human connection and self-exploration. (From Invisible Publishing)
I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? is available in Oct. 2019.
Nolan Natasha is a writer living in Halifax, N.S. I Can Hear You, Can You Hear Me? is his first book. He was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize in 2017 for the poem Sighting, which is included in this collection.