The poems in Trailer Park Shakes are direct and vernacular, rooted in community–a working-class Métis voice rarely heard from.
These poems, while dreamlike and playful, bear unflinching witness to the workings of injustice–how violence is channeled through institutions and refracted intimately between people, becoming intertwined with the full range of human experience, including care and love. Trailer Park Shakes is a book that seems to want to hold everything–an entire cross-section of lived experience–written by a poet whose courage, attention, and capacity to trace contradiction inspire trust in her words’ embrace. Dion-Glowa’s poems are quietly philosophical, with a heartfelt, self-possessed politic.
“Dion-Glowa’s voice crackles with frank, startling insight.”–Sachiko Murakami, author of Render
“A collection that should and will rattle your cage and shine a light where it is needed.”–John Brady McDonald, author of Kitotam