Clea Roberts lives on the outskirts of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Her debut collection of poems, Here Is Where We Disembark, was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Award, was nominated for the ReLit Award and was translated into German and Japanese. Roberts’ poems have been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, Europe, the United States and Australia. She facilitates a workshop on poetry and grief through Hospice Yukon and is the Artistic Director of the Kicksled Reading Series.
Whether speaking of erotic love, domestic life, spiritual wilderness or family entanglements, the poems of Auguries, the much-anticipated second collection from Yukon poet Clea Roberts, are saturated with their northern landscape. Written during a period in which Roberts both became a parent and lost a parent, the poems in Auguries lend themselves to prayer, surrender, celebration, reconciliation, meditation and auspice. With poems like single larches, each in an immense white plain spare and clean, their exactness startling and arresting Roberts showcases her sensitivity and skill in this profound collection.