Skip navigation
Skip content
Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems by Dionne Brand
Add to Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account

Credit bundles

Gift audiobooks to anyone in the world from the comfort of your home. You choose the credit bundle (3, 6, or 12), your gift recipient picks their own audiobooks, and local bookstores is supported by your purchase.

Start gifting Libro.fm app with a bow

Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems

$50.40 USD

Get for $14.99 with membership
Length 13 hours 9 minutes
Language English
Add to Wish List

Almost ready!

In order to save audiobooks to your Wish List you must be signed in to your account.

      Log in       Create account

An immense achievement, comprising a decades-long career—new and collected poetry from one of Canada’s most honoured and significant poets.

Spanning almost four decades, Dionne Brand’s poetry has given rise to whole new grammars and vocabularies. With a profound alertness that is attuned to this world and open to some other, possibly future, time and place, Brand’s ongoing labours of witness and imagination speak directly to where and how we live and reach beyond those worlds, their enclosures, and their violences.
 
Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems begins with a new long poem, the titular "Nomenclature for the Time Being," in which Dionne Brand’s diaspora consciousness dismantles our quotidian disasters. In addition to this searing new work, Nomenclature collects eight volumes of Brand’s poetry published between 1982 and 2010 and includes a critical introduction by the literary scholar and theorist Christina Sharpe.
 
Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems, features the searching and centering cantos of Primitive Offensive; the sharp musical conversations of Winter Epigrams and Epigrams to Ernesto Cardenal in Defense of Claudia; the documentary losses of revolutions in Chronicles of the Hostile Sun, in which “The street was empty/with all of us standing there.” No Language Is Neutral reads language, coloniality, and sexuality as a nexus. Land to Light On writes intimacies and disaffections with nation, while in thirsty a cold-eyed flâneur surveys the workings of the city. In Inventory, written during the Gulf Wars, the poet is “the wars’ last and late night witness,” her job not to soothe but to “revise and revise this bristling list/hourly.” Ossuaries futurist speaker rounds out the collection, and threads multiple temporal worlds—past, present, and future. 
 
This masterwork displays Dionne Brand’s ongoing body of thought—trenchant, lyrical, absonant, discordant, and meaning-making. Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems is classic and living, a record of one of the great writers of our age.
 

DIONNE BRAND is a renowned poet known for formal experimentation and the beauty and urgency of her work. Her literary credentials are legion. Her poetry collections have won the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Trillium Book Prize. From 2009 to 2012, she served as Toronto’s Poet Laureate. In 2021, she received the Windham-Campbell Prize. Also a novelist and essayist, she lives in Toronto.
 
 

DIONNE BRAND is a renowned poet known for formal experimentation and the beauty and urgency of her work. Her literary credentials are legion. Her poetry collections have won the Griffin Poetry Prize, the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Pat Lowther Memorial Award, and the Trillium Book Prize. From 2009 to 2012, she served as Toronto’s Poet Laureate. In 2021, she received the Windham-Campbell Prize. Also a novelist and essayist, she lives in Toronto.
 
 

Credit bundles

Gift audiobooks to anyone in the world from the comfort of your home. You choose the credit bundle (3, 6, or 12), your gift recipient picks their own audiobooks, and local bookstores is supported by your purchase.

Start gifting Libro.fm app with a bow