Digsite by Owain NicholsonDigsite by Owain Nicholson

Digsite

byOwain Nicholson

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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Digsite draws on Nicholson's experience working in the Alberta oil sands and arboreal forest, taking an archaeological lens to its subject, and in this way, reimagines tens of thousands of years of human existence. These poems grow from a schism between the current place of living and the ones in which we are pulled back to, in particular, the places we no longer occupy.


Nicholson's language draws on his archaeological and fieldwork background as he burrows and grinds the places we have lost, consistently underpinned by the grief that must accompany such a fervent exploration. In these discoveries, Nicholson presents us with the material remains of our own abandonment, of loss and acceptance, and ultimately leaves us with more questions than when we began.

Owain Nicholson grew up in Winnipeg and studied both creative writing and archaeology at the University of Victoria. A working archaeologist, Nicholson sees history, ancestry, nature and people at the centre of both practices, and his poems often use the digsite as a source of image and metaphor. Digsite is Nicholson's debut colle...
Title:DigsiteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 5 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889713243

ISBN - 13:9780889713246

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