In the Works: Poetry by Joanne Leow

MARCH 1, 2022

Turnstone Press is pleased to announce Joanne Leow’s debut collection of poetry, seas move away, scheduled to be released in late spring 2022.

In poems that meditate on exile, loss, diaspora, authoritarian law, and altered ecologies, Joanne Leow’s debut collection journeys from the would-be Eden of hyper-planned and surveilled Singapore to an uneasy settling in the Canadian prairies, seeking answers to the question of what is lost in intensive urban development and the journey across continents. Reflecting on relationships between lovers, parents and children, state and citizen, land and body, seas move away asks what we owe each other across borders and what endures in times of great flux and irreversible ecological change.

Joanne Leow is an Assistant Professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Her essays, fiction, and poetry have been published in Brick, Catapult, Evergreen Review, The Goose, Isle, The Kindling, The Town Crier, QLRS, and Ricepaper Magazine. She grew up in Singapore and currently lives on Treaty 6 Territory (Saskatoon, SK).

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.

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