Lise Downe reading from This Way at the 2011 BookThug Fall Launch

The poems in This Way are an alternative take on the genre of detective fiction. In them we uncover an assortment of clues and the task of sorting out the essential from the superfluous; the real from the imagined; the inside from the out. As in our daily lives, in spite of all the ‘evidence’, there is no familiar sense of direction.