Bren Simmers

Bren Simmers is the author of three books: Pivot Point (2019), Night Gears (2010), and Hastings-Sunrise (2015), which was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Award. Her work has won the Arc Poem of the Year Award. She lives on Prince Edward Island.



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If, When
Bren Simmers

2021 / Canadian Poetry / $19.95
9781554472277 / Trade paper / 64 pp


The poems in If, When link the author’s contemporary experiences while living in Squamish, British Columbia, with those of her great-grandparents, who lived in the nearby mining town of Britannia a century earlier. Exploring the complex layers of relationship that make up a place—the many interactions and negotiations that transpire as different people live and work together within a specific environment—Bren Simmers offers a fresh and empathetic take on the inevitable tensions between land stewardship and economic development, finding, ultimately, much potential for connection and community.



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Other Books by this Author

Pivot Point
Bren Simmers

2019 / Memoir/Women, Canadian Poetry / $24.95 CAN
9781554472000 / Trade paper / 112 pp

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