Night Lunch (Paperback)

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Night Lunch (Paperback)


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Night Lunch is a shapeshifting sonnet sequence set in the cold waters off the North Coast of Labrador. Reflecting Chaulk's own experience, the speaker - a young deckhand on a freight and passenger ferry servicing isolated communities - endures long irregular work hours, weather, icebergs, and loneliness, all the while navigating the taut intersections of race, labour, class, and masculinity. That Chaulk has Inuit family in and from Labrador makes this debut poetic journey a cultural coming-home for the young deckhand, as chronicled in supple, powerful verse.

Mike Chaulk lives in Guelph, Ontario, where he drives trucks full of beer for a living. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Best Canadian Poetry 2018, The Malahat Review, Arc Poetry Magazine, The Puritan, PRISM: international, and filling Station, among other places. In 2015, Chaulk co-founded & collective, an experimental poetry collective in Guelph, with whom he published two group chapbooks (& 1: works by & collective, self-published, and & 2: this happened to one of us, Publication Studio Guelph). He has worked as a seaman in Labrador, Sweden, and Wales, and previously lived in Montreal for five years where he punched time as the Associate Poetry Editor of The Incongruous Quarterly as well as the Editor-in-Chief of The Void Magazine at Concordia University. He now spends a good deal of time walking his dog in the woods.
Product Details ISBN: 9781928171942
ISBN-10: 192817194X
Publisher: Gordon Hill Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2020
Pages: 88
Language: English