NavetteShape & Nature Press
Poetry, ed. Dionne Brand. Published March 26th, 2019
Poem Bow nominated for the 2018 Carte Blanche 3Macs Award
The poems in MEQ are inhabited by migration and distance. They are ghosts that issue from suburban oblivion.They drift between North and South America looking for their ancestry in the cities and rainforests of Guyana, the Atlantic Ocean, and the prairies, foothills, and badlands of Western Canada.
Novel. Jacket and text by LOKI Design. Published November 2016
Shortlisted, 2017 Amazon / Walrus Foundation First Novel Award
Cover story, Spring 2017 issue Montréal Reivew of Books
The Ministry of Culture seeks to shape and direct every detail of Québec society, and institutes a vast surveillance program. It plants agents in offices, cafés, and daycares. It abducts citizens, interrogates them, and meticulously catalogues their testimony. When Accordéon's itinerant narrator is detained, their testimony discloses a counter-conspiracy in which a mythic flying canoe will ascend to thwart the Ministry and decolonize Québec society.
Maple Leaf Rag
Poetry, published 2010
Nominated for the Manitoba Book Awards Manuela Dias Design Prize, 2010
Maple Leaf Rag is a dynamic, jazz-and-noise-infused riff on Canadian culture. Its concrete and written soundscape explores belonging, dislocation and relocation, and national identity from a Black Canadian perspective. This collection of poems syncopates the page and scores speech.
Short Story and conceptual walk. Published 2015, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Navette contains a conceptual walk and a work of short fiction. The walk visits familiar Montréal landmarks that double as passages along a migrant's journey. The story is one of revolution and flight in which a nameless youth, the child of Haitian immigrants, comes of age during the 2012 student strike. The Duvalier régime and the space shuttle Challenger haunt the family's memory, while a future blurred by social unrest, language politics, vintage Congolese recordings, and interstellar space engulfs their city.