[Uppal]writes poems for which she most likely would have been imprisoned, burnt at the stake, or shot in many countries in the world, both in the distant past and today. Luckily for us, here she is.” Charles Simic, United States Poet Laureate
The poems bristle with startling imagery and sardonic humour." Toronto Star
Both witty and serious, attacking big questions while concentrating on small details.” Contemporary Verse 2
About the Author
Priscila Uppal is a poet, novelist, and professor at York University. She is the author of five collections of poetry, including Live Coverage and Ontological Necessities, which was shortlisted for the $50,000 Griffin Poetry Prize. She is also the author of two novels and an academic study, We Are What We Mourn: The Contemporary English-Canadian Elegy. She lives in Toronto.