In Live Coverage Priscila Uppal deftly negotiates between the contemporary and the mythic, in a bourgeoning 21st century that bristles with biblical and classical justice. Taking the form of a news report, complete with news crawl and mid-broadcast interruptions, this risky and unique collection of poems presents psychologically stark and wrenching portraits of individual lives here and now, while managing to be both a modern document and prophetic utterance. Readers will be hard pressed to forget Uppal᾿s Cassandra-like clarity.
(Exile Editions, 2003)
Praise for Live Coverage
“Uppal᾿s poems put down roots in your mind. In words that wound. And heal.”
“One of the most engaging young poets writing in English in Canada today.”
-World Literature in Review
“Uppal is assured a prominent place in the firmament of this country᾿s new exciting poets.”