Bren Simmers

Bren Simmers is the author of four books: If, When (2021), Pivot Point (2019), Night Gears (2010) and Hastings-Sunrise (2015), which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work has won the CBC Poetry Prize, The Malahat Review Long Poem Prize and the Arc Poem of the Year Award. She lives on Epekwitk/Prince Edward Island.

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If, When
Bren Simmers

2021 / Canadian Poetry / $19.95
9781554472277 / Trade paper / 64 pp

The poems in If, When link the author’s contemporary experiences while living in Squamish, British Columbia, with those of her great-grandparents, who lived in the nearby mining town of Britannia a century earlier. Exploring the complex layers of relationship that make up a place—the many interactions and negotiations that transpire as different people live and work together within a specific environment—Bren Simmers offers a fresh and empathetic take on the inevitable tensions between land stewardship and economic development, finding, ultimately, much potential for connection and community.

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Other Books by this Author

The Work
Bren Simmers

2024 / Canadian Poetry / $23.95 CAN
9781554472666 / Trade paper / 80 pp
Pivot Point
Bren Simmers

2019 / Memoir/Women, Canadian Poetry / $24.95 CAN
9781554472000 / Trade paper / 112 pp

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