a year of pandemic poetry and prose

Edited by:

Courtney Bates-Hardy and Dave Margoshes

Published by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild


apart paints a vivid portrait of life in a pandemic, when “normal” is a thing of the past and anxiety is a faithful companion. Some of the writing is sad, even heart-breaking, a few pieces are funny and light-hearted, but many provide some much-needed comfort and imagination in a turbulent time. The writing is thoughtful, carefully observed, and insightful. And running through all the pieces, like a silver thread in a tapestry, is a note of optimism.







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Book Order

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Launch Dates

July 7, 2021 - online - recorded video available

October 14, 2021 - Regina

October 23, 2021 - Saskatoon

Media and Reviews

SaskBooks Review of apart



Summer Reading Recommendations by Alice Kuipers

Saskatoon CTV interview



'A very healing experience:' Anthology reflects on life in a pandemic

Article in the Leader Post



Blue Sky with Garth Materie

Episode July 5, 2021 - What's on your summer reading list?



Ruth “Reno” Anderson • Byrna Barclay • Carla Barkman • Elena Bentley • Belinda Betker • Rita Bouvier • Carla Braidek • Moni Brar • Bev Brenna • Dwayne Brenna • Sharon Butala • CC Corbett • Chelsea Coupal • Joan Crate • Robert Currie • Amanda Dawson • Deidra Suwanee Dees • Myrna Garanis • Beth Goobie • Janet Hainstock • Louise Bernice Halfe • Madonna Hamel • gillian harding-russell • Jason Heit • Raye Hendrikson • dee Hobsbawn-Smith • Judit Katalin Hollos • Delane Just • Holly Keeler • Tanisha Khan • Karen Klassen • Miriam Körner • Judith Krause • Alice Kuipers  • Allison Kydd • Katherine Lawrence • Anne Lazurko • Shelley A. Leedahl • Alison Lohans • Jeanette Lynes • Mary Maxwell • Shannon McConnell • Caitlin McCullam-Arnal • Melanie McFarlane • Bronwen McRae • Lynda Monahan • Helen Mourre • Lorri Neilsen Glenn • Karen Nye • Aliza Prodaniuk • Medrie Purdham • Lloyd Ratzlaff • Paula Jane Remlinger • Jill Robinson • William Robertson • Jenny Ryan • Brenda Schmidt • Glen Sorestad • Tracy Stevens • Shayna Stock • Leona Theis • Michael Trussler • Maureen Ulrich • Bernadette Wagner • Jayne Melville Whyte • Denise Wilkinson • P. J. Worrell • Michelle Yeo

Publications details

Published by the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild.

Published July 1, 2021.


Canadiana 20210222832

ISBN 978-0-9688451-7-2

Paperback - 6"x9" / 254 pages

$24.95 CDN


Also distributed by Radiant Press



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