"Basically, I’m a poet. And there is very little incentive for anyone to write poetry, ever. So, the only reason to do it is because it gives you pleasure or it ignites some curiosity in you somewhere that you simply can’t do without...."

—Elizabeth Bachinsky on The Rusty Toque


Latest book:

Hottest Summer in Recorded History

"…Bachinsky’s The Hottest Summer in Recorded History is her best work to date, and contains the exceptional and subversive poem “When I Have the Body of a Man,” which should be anthologized everywhere."

—Jared Bland, The Globe and Mail

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Watch and listen to "Wolf Lake"

Film by Michael V. Smith. Words written and spoken by Elizabeth Bachinsky