Poetry Books

Finalist for a Lambda Literary Award 2019

Finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Pat Lowther Memorial Award 2019

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Cover image: Jo Roueche

Now out with Signature Editions!

“Emilia Nielsen’s dermographic writing, language jottings traced against skin information, needle-points in a reader’s attention, sketch an understated wholeness through wonderfully swift word-refractions. These poems sketch an entirely contemporary form of body-sense.” — Daphne Marlatt

“Emilia Nielsen’s Body Work does not, thankfully, conflate body parts with words. Rather, she very skillfully embodies the words themselves to constitute a living inner body of language we can feel on the tongue and on the surface of the skin’s imagination. While the poetry in this book improvises a surface tension between “This body, that/is–isn’t_me” it also reveals how thought can be layered through the poem’s own body, a kind of “dermapoeisis” of corporeal mindfulness so tangible we flinch at the implicit needle. The writing in this book is thrilling.” — Fred Wah

To read recent reviews of Body Work please see below:

2018    mclennan, rob. Rev of Body Work, by Emilia Nielsen. Rob McLennan’s Blog 18 May: n. pag. Web.

For sales, distribution or publicity inquiries please write to me or contact my publisher:
Signature Editions
PO Box 206, RPO Corydon
Winnipeg, MB Canada
R3M 3S7
204.779.7803  orders[at]signature-editions.com


Surge Narrows Front Cover

Cover image: Leah Rosenberg

Finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award 2014

Surge Narrows is gorgeously sensual and sharply precise—if we could taste it, this book would be salmonberry. It would be salt. To read these poems is to stand under a waterfall, letting the words rush like cold, clean water over the skin. A powerful debut.”  –Anne Simpson, Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize & Governor General’s Award Winner

To read recent words of praise for Surge Narrows please see the book reviews, below:
2015    Kemick, Richard Kelly. “Outrunning Ghazals (and other difficult things) – A Review of Emilia Nielsen’s Surge Narrows .” Rev of Surge Narrows, by Emilia Nielsen. The Fiddlehead. Spring: 111-114. Print.

2013    Stepaniuk, Casey. “‘The heart has never surfaced more queer’ – A Review of Emilia Nielsen’s Surge Narrows.” Rev. of Surge Narrows, by Emilia Nielsen. A Canadian Lesbian Book Blog: News and Reviews of Queer Canadian Women Writers 14 August: n. pag. Web.

For sales, distribution or publicity inquiries please write to me or contact my publisher:
Leaf Press
PO Box 416
Lantzville, BC Canada
V0R 2H0
250.390.3028  orders[at]leafpress.ca  media[at]leafpress.ca

One thought on “Poetry Books

  1. Hi, I am updating my book, Living the Edges: A Disabled Women’s Reader. Would you consider submitting an article or poem(s)? My deadline for submissions is Jan.1, 2019. Thanks! Diane

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