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Released 1 September 2004 | Poetry | $18.95 CAN | $15.95 US
1894031903 | Trade paperback

In her second collection of poems, K.I. Press reflects on a great love of books and fictional characters, and of reading, printing and typography. Her poetry takes existing texts to thrilling heights, bringing Alice in Wonderland alongside Jane Eyre and the Bible. Read more of the press release

George Elliott Clarke says of Spine: "[Press's] ultra-clear diction and satirical reading-twixt-lines recall Margaret Atwood, but Press has more whimsy and less menace." (Halifax Chronicle Herald)

Spine has been shortlisted by the League of Canadian Poets for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award for the best book of poetry in the past year by a Canadian woman.

Buy the book at chapters.indigo.ca

Read poems from the book ("Slushpile"; "The Letters")

Hear K.I. Press read two poems from the book ("Library" and "Salt and Bird) on globeandmail.ca

Read the review in Quill & Quire

Read the review in the Dominion