Published on the one hundredth anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic (which occurred on the night of April 15, 1912), Impact is an intimate and evocative poetry collection that depicts the tragedy in a series of poetic snapshots. Based on historical research the author conducted in Belfast (where the ship was constructed) and his birthplace of Halifax (near where it sank), the poems document not only the history behind the ship’s construction, but what life must have been like for those aboard her maiden voyage and in the years following her sinking. While many readers are familiar with the various myths surrounding the ship and its sinking, this book offers a new, startlingly sensitive perspective with poems that take readers inside the hearts and minds of its passengers.
Billeh Nickerson is the author of McPoems and the co-editor of Seminal: The Anthology of Canada's Gay Male Poets.
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