Reimer Writes
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2018 anthology pub round-up


2018 was a good publishing year for me! In addition to the beautiful, death-affirming Modern Loss book, (Harper Collins), edited by Rebecca Soffer and Gabrielle Birkner, which includes my Deathday Birthday essay alongside work by When Breath Becomes Air author Paul Kalanithi’s widow Lucy Kalanithi, What Not to Wear stylist Stacy London, whom Rena and I watched A LOT that first year, CNN’s Brian Stelter, and many others, I’ve got work out in:

  • GUSH: Menstrual Manifestos for Our Times, (Frontenac House) edited by Rosanna Deerchild, Ariel Gordon, and Tanis MacDonald. My essay “Hysteria” talks about how it took 25 years to receive an endometriosis diagnosis, with appropriate bitterness.

  • Refuse: CanLit in Ruins , (Book*hug) edited by Hannah McGregor, Julie Rak & Erin Wunker. My conversation with Natalee Caple explores hierarchies, celebrity, and the rhizome, questioning how we might grow new roots of CanLit from the ashes.

  • Calgary through the Eyes of Writers, (Rocky Mountain Books) edited by Shaun Hunter. I’m honoured to see my poem “childing,” about the childhood wilds of Woodbine and Woodlands, reprinted here next to a who’s who of writers who’ve written the town of cows.

2019 will see two grief anthologies, and my next book of poetry. Can’t wait to share them with you!