Our Familiar Hunger

Our Familiar Hunger

Laisha Rosnau
$18.95


Our Familiar Hunger is a book about the strength, will, struggle and fortitude of generations of women and how those relationships and knowledges interact, inform, transform and burden. These poems are memories of reclaimed history and attempts at starting over in a new place. They are the fractured reality of trickle-down inheritance, studies of the epigenetic grief we carry and the myriad ways that interferes or interprets our best attempts.


Prize(s): Winner Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award (BC Book Prize) (2019), Winner Kobzar Book Award (2020) 

“These poems have a strength that reminds me of poets whose work anticipates Rosnau’s in different ways, beginning with Pat Lowther, Leona Gom and Kristjana Gunnars, and eventually including Stephanie Bolster and Roo Borson. Our Familiar Hunger is a shimmering achievement. It reaches for a story we do not hear enough, but need to hear.”  ~ John Lent, Arc Poetry Magazine


“Rosnau’s narrative is sewn tightly into these verses with the perspective of a novelist joined with the skill of an experienced poet,” ~ Elee Kraljii Gardiner, The Ormsby Review


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713444
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.0 in - 96 pp
Publication Date: 20180428
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General,POE023050-POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family,POE024000-POETRY / Women Authors 
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Our Familiar Hunger is a book about the strength, will, struggle and fortitude of generations of women and how those relationships and knowledges interact, inform, transform and burden. These poems are memories of reclaimed history and attempts at starting over in a new place. They are the fractured reality of trickle-down inheritance, studies of the epigenetic grief we carry and the myriad ways that interferes or interprets our best attempts.


Prize(s): Winner Dorothy Livesay Poetry Award (BC Book Prize) (2019), Winner Kobzar Book Award (2020) 

“These poems have a strength that reminds me of poets whose work anticipates Rosnau’s in different ways, beginning with Pat Lowther, Leona Gom and Kristjana Gunnars, and eventually including Stephanie Bolster and Roo Borson. Our Familiar Hunger is a shimmering achievement. It reaches for a story we do not hear enough, but need to hear.”  ~ John Lent, Arc Poetry Magazine


“Rosnau’s narrative is sewn tightly into these verses with the perspective of a novelist joined with the skill of an experienced poet,” ~ Elee Kraljii Gardiner, The Ormsby Review

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Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889713444
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.0 in - 96 pp
Publication Date: 20180428
BISAC Subject(s):: POE011000-POETRY / Canadian / General,POE023050-POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Family,POE024000-POETRY / Women Authors 
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