Versus

William Vallières

From Montreal's metro stations and streets to pastoral mise-en-scènes, William Vallières' first book, Versus, is a lyric bildungsroman filled with portraits of seduction and infatuation, loneliness and buried shame. "What yesterday had fought to bud / Is stunted under ice today." These are darkly canny poems about childhood, familial histories, lost love and the weariness of spending one's "being being / Everything I'm against." Deftly crafted, intense and compact, with barbed insights arrived at through verbal twists and syntactic half-turns, Vallières' voice is entirely his own.

Signal Poetry
2019

William Vallières is a Montreal poet. His work has appeared in The Walrus, Event, and Grain.
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Available September 2019
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72 pp 7.5" x 5"
ISBN13: 9781550655322

CDN $17.95
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ISBN13: 9781550655377

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