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“In this fiercely honest debut collection, Coupal wrangles her memories of land and light, friendship and personal growth into a rich field of golden retrospect on her hometown of Sedley, Saskatchewan. Coupal's poetry is fresh and refreshing - a confident, complex and poignant voice that lifts up stories of rural life."
Saskatchewan Book Awards
“...there is an abundance of gorgeously rewarding stand-alone poems.”
Quill and Quire
“Coupal...succeeds admirably in painting a measured, loving, occasionally caustic, often blistering portrait of a small farming community...A brave beginning."
“Coupal...captures the magic, beauty, tragedy and inexplicable weirdness that come with growing up in rural Saskatchewan...It has left a lasting impression on me and I know that I will find myself picking it up again and again."
“These poems have a luminous simplicity to them and beautifully bring rural Saskatchewan to life...”
City of Regina
Writing Award Judge
Chelsea Coupal's first poetry collection, Sedley (Coteau, 2018), was selected by Chapters Indigo for an Indigo Exclusive edition and shortlisted for three Saskatchewan Book Awards; her work has won the City of Regina Writing Award; been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and appeared in more than a dozen Canadian literary journals and anthologies, including Arc, EVENT, Grain, Literary Review of Canada and Best Canadian Poetry.