Annick MacAskill

Annick MacAskill is Arc Poetry Magazine’s poet-in-residence for 2021–22. Her poetry collections include Murmurations and No Meeting Without Body, which was nominated for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and shortlisted for the J.M. Abraham Award. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she teaches French language and literature at Saint Mary’s University.



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Murmurations
Annick MacAskill

2020 / Canadian Poetry / $21.95
9781554472086 / Trade paper / 96 pp


Murmurations is a collection of love poems that explores how intimacy tests the capacity of language—how music is also noise and the prospect for miscommunication abounds. Populating her poems with birdsong and murmurings of the natural world, MacAskill highlights how poets and lovers share much with birders on the twitch, how even keen observation and intense passion can fail us as we pursue our beloved across distances and through time. Yet when we do finally find love it often seems, like a rare bird, “at once / singular and improbable / because of how clearly it appeared to us.”



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Other Books by this Author

Shadow Blight
Annick MacAskill

2022 / Canadian Poetry / $18.95 CAN
9781554472383 / Trade paper / 64 pp
No Meeting Without Body
Annick MacAskill

2018 / Canadian Poetry / $19.95 CAN
9781554471836 / Trade paper / 80 pp

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