$20 | Published June 2022.
6.25" x 9.25", 16pp.
The Barnyard Book of Common Prayer invokes in verse the concerns of our own time, from “not enough moisture in the summer / too much moisture in the fall” to prayers for delivery “From fear, from fear.” The artful nuance in both language and cadence, from benediction to canticle to lullaby, gives voice to not only the animals who serve the industrial agricultural complex, but our own complicity in a world in which no prayer is common and the windows are all “dirty from a long season of our breathing.”
—2021 JLPPA Juror, Laisha Rosnau
Hand-set in freshly-cast Monotype Caslon Oldstyle 337. Printed on Crane Lettra with a wrapper of old pulp board that seemed appropriate to the barn. Th e edition of 60 copies was set, proofed, printed & bound by students of Okanagan College’s Diploma in Writing & Publishing. Th e OC crew this year included: Kaede Comley, Brook Derksen, Molly Harrison, Caitlin Heinloo, Emilia Kennedy, Cassandra Kilback, Sydney Teichroeb, Elysia Zimmer & Jason Dewinetz.
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Keagan Hawthorne is a poet, letterpress printer, and proprietor of The Hardscrabble Press, living in Mi'kma'ki at Sackville, New Brunswick. His poetry has appeared in journals across Canada and in Ireland and England, and was awarded the 2021 Alfred G. Bailey Prize. He works at the Mount Allison University Library.