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UNB English PhD students release new books

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

Category: UNB Fredericton

Three members of the University of New Brunswick’s PhD in English (Creative Writing) program are celebrating newly published books.

Dominique Béchard, Douglas Walbourne-Gough, and Shannon Webb-Campbell have each written and released poem collections that explore topics including self and community.

One Dog Town (Gaspereau) is Ms. Béchard’s first book of poems, situated in the anti-pastoral landscape and hard-living youth culture of northern Ontario.

Mr. Walbourne-Gough’s Crow Gulch (Icehouse/Goose Lane) reflects on the legacy of a community that sat on the shore of the Bay of Islands in Newfoundland. This is Mr. Walbourne-Gough’s debut poetry collection.

Ms. Webb-Campbell’s book, I Am a Body of Land (Book*hug), is a collection of poetry and letters. In this book, Ms. Webb-Campbell revisits her earlier work to examine herself, her place and her poetic strategies.

The culmination of the PhD in Creative Writing program is a book-length thesis, which may be fiction, poetry, a play, a screenplay, or a work of creative non-fiction.