Join the BC and Yukon Book Prizes virtual tour on Thursday, November 18 for an author presentation with Michael Prior.
Michael Prior’s book Burning Province is a finalist for the 2021 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
To register for this virtual author presentation email Megan Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amid the record-breaking wildfires that scorched British Columbia in 2015 and 2017, the poems in Burning Province move seamlessly between geographical and psychological landscapes, grappling with cultural trauma and mapping out complex topographies of grief, love, and inheritance: those places in time marked by generational memory “when echo crosses echo.” Michael Prior is a writer and a teacher. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous magazines and anthologies across North America and the U.K.