Aphelion

Butler writes as an exquisite lover of words and the things of this world. Who has written as newly of the humming edges of things? If ever I have read a new poet, any poet, with greater joy, I can hardly remember.
— Dennis Cooley, author of CORRECTION LINE
 
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Aphelion is about distances, simultaneously belonging to two countries but being rooted in neither. In her first trade collection, poet Jenna Butler fluently explores this rift, sounding out the meaning of home from the perspective of a British-born Canadian. Written in experimental free verse and containing a selection of anti- ghazals, Aphelion's subject matter, physical appearance on the page, and the way it is read aloud all reflect these elemental distances.