Poetry Pause x Biblioasis: Mallory Tater — Flattering

Poem Author: Mallory Tater Poem title: Flattering Poem: The beautiful woman at the bridal store, with a bowl cut and distressed clogs, walks Lauren to a mirror world. Wow—your hips are invisible in this. It’s just so flattering. It’s like where did you even go? Where are you? Where are you? End of poem. Credits: “Flattering” appeared in The Capilano Review copyright © 2018 by Mallory Tater. “Flattering” also appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2019 (Biblioasis, 2019). Reprinted with permission of the author. Author biography (150 words or less): Mallory Tater is a writer from Ottawa living in Vancouver. Her debut book of poetry This Will Be Good (Book*hug Press), was released in spring 2018. Her debut novel, The Birth Yard, is being released with HarperCollins Canada in 2020. She was the recipient of CV2’s 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. She is the publisher of Rahila’s Ghost Press, a poetry chapbook press. She lives with her husband and fellow poet, Curtis LeBlanc. Biblioasis is a literary press based in Windsor, Ontario committed to publishing the best poetry, fiction and nonfiction in beautifully crafted editions. Best Canadian Poetry 2019 edited by guest editor Rob Taylor, series editor Anita Lahey, and advisory editor Amanda Jernigan (Biblioasis, 2019)

About Best Canadian Poetry:

Launched in 2008 by Tightrope Books with former series editor Molly Peacock, the Best Canadian Poetry Series features fifty Canadian poets annually, drawn from Canadian literary journals magazines, both print and on-line. Each year, a distinguished guest editor (2008, Stephanie Bolster; 2009, A.F. Moritz; 2010, Lorna Crozier; 2011, Priscila Uppal; 2012, Carmine Starnino; 2013, Sue Goyette; 2014, Sonnet L’Abbé; Jacob McArthur Mooney, 2015, Helen Humphreys, 2016, Hoa Nguyen, 2018) selects the poems based on their intellectual, artistic, or inventive merit. The editorial taste changes with each new volume. The special Best of the Best Canadian Poetry: Tenth Anniversary Edition celebrates ten stellar years of the series.

As of 2019, the series is being published by Biblioasis and currently thrives under the stewardship of series editor Anita Lahey and advisory editor Amanda Jernigan. Best Canadian Poetry ushers readers into the heart of the diverse Canadian poetry scene. The anthology is a must-read for anyone with a stake or interest in contemporary Canadian literature.