Liz Howard was born and raised in northern Ontario. She received an Honours Bachelor of Science with High Distinction from the University of Toronto.
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A stunning debut book of poems from a bold new voice unafraid to engage with the exigencies of our contemporary world. In Liz Howard’s wild, scintillating debut, the mechanisms we use to make sense of our worlds – even our direct intimate experiences of it – come under constant scrutiny and a pressure that feels like love.
“Liz Howard’s Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent is an astounding first collection. Liz has a firm grasp on a diverse set of lexicons, and she’s able to blend them together into one tightly knit tapestry that can be both over-whelmingly beautiful and ugly at once. The collection deals through geography, identity, and cognition in a way that only a Northern Ontarian with solid foundation in the economy of words and a deft grasp of Nietzsche could.”
“Poetry and I just sort of parted ways. No one meant it to happen, no one really thought actively about doing it—it just happened. So this year I decided to get back into reading poetry properly. I also decided to start finding out what’s happening in Canadian poetry right now. I picked up Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent on a whim, not having heard anything about it or Liz Howard.”