One Thing — Then Another by Claire Kelly, ECW Press

One Thing — Then Another: Poems

Kelly, Claire

  • A poetic response to the tumult of a move across country

    One Thing — Then Another is a collection of poetry divided into three unique sections: “East” explores the constraints of living under the poverty line in a have-not province. “And” is a long poem about moving in a U-Haul across the prairies during an ice storm. “West” considers what it means to live in the have-est of have provinces and trying to acclimate to that alongside an ever-present drought.

    The poems are largely about contrast: east to west, flood to aridity, poverty to comfort, small town to city. Throughout this accessible, smart, and funny collection, there are many descriptions of apocalyptic upheaval to reflect the feelings of disruption that often accompany relocation.

    Available April 16, 2019. PRE-ORDER NOW!

  • One Thing — Then Another is Claire Kelly’s second collection. She lives and writes in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Published: April 2019

    ISBN: 9781770414556

    Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 in.

    Pages: 104