Al Rempel

Understories explores the meeting of the natural, suburban and inner-city experiences of Prince George. These poems look beneath the daily observations of a place jostled between strip-malls and pubs, the university and the mill, and a landscape that presses in at every corner, revealing a sometimes gritty underside. Al Rempel’s poetry kicks the snow off alleyways, tramps around a fallen-in trapper’s cabin, or sneaks onto the neighbour’s front lawn—all with a wink and a nod.

Rempel received the 2012 Prince George Regional Arts and Culture Award for Poetry