the mourning after: poems 1996 - 2011

the mourning after: poems 1996 – 2011

 the mourning after: poems 1996 – 2011 is Edmonton poet Kasia Gawlak’s first poetry collection, a retrospective volume spanning 15 years of her work. The earliest poem in the collection was written at the age of 19, the most recent at the age of 33. the mourning after explores sex, love, heartbreak, loss, grief, anger and human relationships. The book features 43 original illustrations (including front and back covers) by Andreas Loutas, a gifted Edmonton artist whose work is dark, complex and provocative. the mourning after is self-published and self-designed, with all the layout work and publishing prep done by Kasia herself.

the mourning after is available locally in Edmonton at Audreys Books downtown on Jasper Avenue at 107 Street. You can also order online now and your book(s) will be shipped to you. Thank you for supporting local writers and independent Canadian publishing.

west end blues

Posted on April 21, 2015 in Poetry

As part of this year’s Edmonton Poetry Festival, Words with Friends put on an event called Tour de YEG. 5 diverse poets who call Edmonton home shared work inspired by specific areas of or locales in the city. Having recently moved out of the west end, where I lived ... [ more » ]


Posted on March 11, 2015 in Poetry

At the end of 2014, a very close friend of mine lost her son to suicide. Both this young man and the rest of ... [ more » ]

suicide girl

Posted on April 26, 2014 in Poetry

heads up with Death she was in it to win entirely prepared to push all in she’d been cheated before at this table on ... [ more » ]

winter driving

Posted on January 21, 2014 in Poetry

we’re no good at just a little bit of snow we do massive windrows piled five feet high on the side of the road ... [ more » ]

board member

Posted on November 8, 2013 in Poetry

It’s an honour to tell you all that I have joined the Board of Directors for Edmonton Poetry Festival. A spot on the Board ... [ more » ]