Nevertheless: Walking Poems (Paperback)
The long-awaited second collection by award-winning poet Gillian Jerome, about rediscovery and reconnection in the centre of urban Vancouver.
Nevertheless is a book of walking poems and odes. Poet Gillian Jerome roams into ordinary places inside and outside of the city of Vancouver to find beings and states of being to sing about. This collection is about love, grief, friendship, neighbours, neighbourhoods and aging, but its central question might be, "How do we restore relationships between land and people?" In response, Jerome's poems suggest that we might plant a garden, put one foot in front of the other. "Look about you," George Washington Carver wrote. "Take hold of the things that are here. Let them talk to you."