a shelf of my ancestors is out now!
"a shelf of my ancestors is frustrating and beautiful in all the right ways. Part One has us caught up in bureaucracy and legends and letters and semantics. Part Two speaks of defiance, allegory, ancestorial point of view and hope. Simply excellent work by Kate Pashby. Just marvellous."
— Daniel Poitras, Edmonton poet
"To read a shelf of my ancestors is to share in an archivist’s rage. To witness real people reduced to specimens as a gentle and clinical poet pulls you further into a spiraling history. Pashby’s strong voice, historian’s heart, and aching storytelling make this chapbook a vital part of the narrative."
-- Kit E Lascher, Editor-in-Chief of Trash Wonderland Magazine
"a shelf of my ancestors is an emotionally resonant collection of poems with an electric voice that explores colonization as a living practice, one that commodifies even the bones of the ancestors."
— Audrey T. Carroll, author of In My Next Queer Life, I Want to Be