From the "whittled towns" towns of Saskatchewan to the song of
the "red-breasted delivery truck," Bren Simmers uses her unique
ability to draw connections between rural and urban, between the
divine and the absurd, to create dazzling poetry. In Night
Gears Simmers'' first collection, her lines demand the
reader''s attention, whether she is cataloguing roadkill on a trip
to the arctic, revelling in the intensity of a thunderstorm at a
fire lookout, or unfolding the silent pain of small-town life.