Because the Sun

Because the Sun

Sarah Burgoyne


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  • The author lives in Montreal, a hotbed for exciting, hip, young Canadian poetry.
  • Because the Sun pairs two unexpected two classics, The Stranger by Albert Camus and Thelma and Louise, to consider violence under the sun.
  • The author is well-connected and has been widely published in the United States and Canada.
  • The author’s debut collection, Saint Twin, was well received and this follow-up is highly anticipated in the poetry community.
  • Because the Sun presents pop culture through an intellectual gaze that would be appealing to a smart, young, educated audience.
  • This would be a great fit next to popular American poets such as Jenny Zhang and Patricia Lockwood.


Sarah Burgoyne:

Sarah Burgoyne’s first collection Saint Twin (Mansfield, 2016) was a finalist for the A. M. Klein Prize in Poetry, awarded a prize from l'Académie de la vie littéraire, and shortlisted for the ReLit Award. Other works have appeared in journals across Canada and the U.S., have been featured in scores by American composer J.P. Merz, and have appeared within or alongside the visual art of Susanna Barlow, Jamie Macaulay, and Joani Tremblay. She currently lives and writes in Montreal.