December 01, 2023
Turnstone Press is pleased to announce the upcoming late spring 2024 release of Trisia Eddy Woods full-length debute poetry collection A Road Map for Finding Wild Horses.
Alongside the dramatic views of the Rocky Mountains lies a precarious ecosystem impacted by the pressures of industries such as mining, forestry, ranching, and oil and gas extraction. Alberta’s wild horse herds can be found roaming these Eastern Slopes, existing in a liminal space as both wild animal and the domesticated companion we have shared so much of our history with.
A Road Map for Finding Wild Horses is written as a response to the intersections of human, animal, and land that occur while exploring this landscape as a woman alone. The horses offer a reflection on our relationship with nature, particularly now as we witness the impending effects of a climate crisis. We are reminded of the ways in which opening ourselves up to listening, whether to others or to ourselves, makes us tenderly aware of both beauty and loss.
wild horses ask: why are you a stranger to your body?
i reply, the earth hurts.
Trisia Eddy Woods grew up spending summers on horseback exploring both Alberta and Manitoba. Her artwork has been exhibited both close to home and internationally, and is held in the special collection of the Herron Art Library. A former editor for Red Nettle Press, Trisia’s writing has appeared in a variety of literary journals and chapbooks across North America including Contemporary Verse 2, The Garneau Review, and New American Writing. Currently she lives in Edmonton / amiskwaciywâskahikan with her family, which includes an array of four-legged companions. A Road Map for Finding Wild Horses is her first full-length collection.
Established in 1976, Turnstone Press publishes some of the most exciting and innovative poetry, fiction, and nonfiction in Canada. In 1998, Turnstone Press launched its genre imprint, Ravenstone, publishing mysteries, thrillers, cli-fi, and speculative fiction.