Monica Kidd

Monica Kidd grew up on the Alberta prairies. Her previous literary works include two novels (Beatrice and The Momentum of Red), a book of non-fiction (Any Other Woman: An Uncommon Biography) and two collections of poetry (Actualities and Handfuls of Bone). Her short experimental films have shown in Atlantic Canada and in Amsterdam. She has worked as a seabird biologist and as a reporter for CBC Radio, where her news items and documentaries have won numerous awards. Kidd presently lives in Calgary, Alberta, where, as well as writing, she works as a medical doctor and tends to her young family.

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The Year of Our Beautiful Exile
Monica Kidd

2015 / Poetry / $19.95
9781554471430 / Trade paper / 80 pp

In The Year of Our Beautiful Exile, Monica Kidd observes the ways in which estrangement and loss punctuate our days, but need not always diminish them. Whether she is writing of the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth, the displacement of whole communities during the epic flooding of Alberta’s rivers in 2013, or of the many minor disconnections which occur in the headlong tumble of domestic life and love (where sometimes a smartphone might seem better connected than a spouse, “remembers my birthday with a cheery tra-la”), Kidd demonstrates a keen eye for the ordinariness of loss, for the way in which the world evolves and adapts in the midst of perpetual change and for the many small moments of human connection that form our lives.

Other Books by this Author

Handfuls of Bone
Monica Kidd

2012 / Poetry / $19.95 CAN / $19.95 US
9781554471140 / Trade paper
Monica Kidd

2007 / Poetry / $16.95 CAN / $16.95 US
9781554470419 / Trade paper

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