Swans by Michelle Brown
A poetry collection following three best friends on a night out
Michelle Brown's second book of poetry, Swans, begins as a night out between three best friends at an eponymous watering hole before becoming a phantasmagorical coming-of-age fable by closing time. In between, memory shifts and poems shuffle like songs on a jukebox, detailing fraught female friendship, sexual awakening, alcohol abuse and abandon in the dying days of a decade of decadence. Swans is a whip-smart collection from one of Canada's catchiest lyric poets. (From Anstruther Books)
Michelle Brown is a poet living on the west coast of Canada. Brown's first full-length collection of poetry, Safe Words, was shortlisted for the 2018 ReLit award.