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CBC Canada Reads 2019 Panelists on Debate Strategy, Heartbreaking Reads & Fighting for Their Authors

CBC Canada Reads 2019 Panelists on Debate Strategy, Heartbreaking Reads & Fighting for Their Authors

CBC's beloved books showdown, Canada Reads, is less than a week away, with the 2019 debates starting on Monday, March 25. We got the chance to speak to the panelists, who take on the daunting task of ...

March 21, 2019
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Shazia Hafiz Ramji’s latest book

Port of Being

Port of Being

Winner of the 2017 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry

Voyeurism and fact go head to head in Port of Being, a debut book of poetry that mines speech from the city streets and the internet. These are poems set firmly on the threshold of the private and public, the future-haunted and the real, forging the human adrift in a terrain of space junk, drones, and addiction. Port of Being speaks just in time, navigating the worlds of surveillance, migration, and money, only to carve a way into intimacy and connection.