Imminent Domains

Imminent Domains is a book by Alessandra Naccarato.

Alessandra Naccarato

The beige book cover features a collaged image of what appears to be an eye and nature.

Imminent Domains invites readers to join a contemplation of survival—our own, and that of the elements that surround us. Using research, lyric prose, and first-hand experiences, Alessandra Naccarato addresses fundamental questions about our modern relationship to nature amidst depictions of landscapes undergoing dramatic transformation.

We trace the veins of harm, memory and meaning amongst ecosystems and bioregions; through history and across continents, from the mines of Cerro Rico to the ruins of Pompeii. Arranged by five central elements of survival—earth, fire, water, air and spirit—these essays refute linearity, just as nature does.

Naccarato offers not blanket answers about our future, but rather myriad ways to find our own, individual response to an imminent question. We are being called to work together; to dig a trench deep and wide enough that the fires around us might stay at bay. How do we turn towards the fire? (From Book*hug Press)

Alessandra Naccarato is a writer who divides her time between Toronto and British Columbia. She is the author of the poetry collection Re-Origin of Species. In 2015, she won the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers.

Naccarato won the 2017 CBC Poetry Prize. She had made the CBC Poetry Prize shortlist years prior.


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