Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Nico Rogers reads "The Drowned"

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"Tossed by a rogue wave, the punt rolls over. Devil's punch. You can't swim. I couldn't either. Doesn't matter. Swimming can't help when the water's this cold..."

Nico Rogers reads "The Drowned," one of the many evocative, haunting prose poems in his remarkable first collection, The Fetch (Brick Books, 2010).

Open Book caught up with Nico Rogers last month to talk about the experience of writing The Fetch. Read that interview here.

For podcast recordings of Nico Rogers reading other poems from The Fetch, please visit the Brick Books page on Audioboo.

Here he is with "Fatty Me Mommy":